Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 12:12 am
The Bronx, NY (June 17, 2019) – Police have now identified the man who was sadly struck and killed while walking along Austin Place in the Bronx on Sunday, June 16.th 37-year-old Christopher Nieves was reported to have suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Officers were called to the scene near 581 Austin Place after a pedestrian was reported to have been hit by a car that fled the scene around 6:00 a.m. Emergency medical crews immediately transported Nieves to Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.
Following a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that Nieves had been attempting to walk across the Bruckner Boulevard service road when the driver of a tan or brown Chevrolet Tahoe struck him and then fled the area. Police are currently looking for the vehicle in question and are asking anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
First and foremost, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are offered to the loved ones of Christopher Nieves, as we can only hope they are able to cope with this devastating incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, particularly those which involve seriously reckless or blatantly criminal drivers. While it can be tremendously difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have substantial rights at this time.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is nothing as difficult as dealing with the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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