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The Bronx, NY – Man Struck and Killed by SUV in Parking Lot

The Bronx, NY (December 17, 2018) – A man was tragically killed after being struck by an SUV in a Bronx parking lot, leaving his loved ones devastated. The unfortunate accident was reported to have taken place at around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday night, December 16, in the parking lot of the Evergreen Apartments on Evergreen Avenue where the victi lived with his sister.

55-year-old Yaw Acheampong was in the parking lot of the Soundview apartment building when a Mercedes Benz SUV was stated to have struck and dragged him. According to a neighbor, the driver attempted to make a turn when the back wheel would not move. At that point, the driver exited the vehicle and found the victim underneath.

Emergency medical responders were on the scene a short time later where they transported Acheampong to Jacobi Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the SUV, who has only been identified as a 59-year-old man, remained at the scene and has not been charged.

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The Bronx NY – Man Struck and Killed by SUV in Parking Lot

Our sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Yaw Acheampong during this tragic and devastating time, first and foremost. New York pedestrian accidents are commonly injurious or often fatal due to the susceptibility of the victim at the time of the collision. While it can be extremely difficult, it is very important for the bereaved family to know that they may have the right to file for compensation following such a tragic loss.

At Hach & Rose, our compassionate New York accident attorneys can greatly help you along the generally problematic path toward obtaining full recompense. We are proud of our passion for holding careless motorists liable for the pain they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please call 212-779-0057 and let one of our proficient attorneys go to work for you today.

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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