Every year across New York, more than 300 people are killed by vehicles while they are out walking. More than 15,000 people are injured, and for the most part motorists who collide with pedestrians will remain at the scene of the crash so that the police and rescue workers can properly do their jobs. Unfortunately, in a city like New York, motorists who do flee the scenes of crashes can be difficult to find for obvious reasons. This is especially true when a crash happens during the early hours of the day.
Tragically, that appears to be what happened this morning as two men were found dead after an apparent hit-and-run accident that occurred in The Bronx. The men were found at approximately 4:30 a.m. under the overpass of the Bruckner Expressway at the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and East 138th Street. The names of the men were not provided, but they were immediately pronounced dead. In addition, police have not yet determined the exact time that the accident occurred. They are asking anyone who may have information regarding the crash to come forward.
Obviously, this could be a very difficult situation for the families of the men who were killed to handle. Not only have they lost loved ones in a very sudden and violent manner, but they do not know who could have done this to them. Hopefully the police are able to identify the driver involved and apprehend a suspect so that the wheels of justice can begin to turn and so that the family members of the men who were killed are able to at least move towards some sort of closure on the matter.
If the driver is caught, he or she will likely face serious criminal charges. The driver could also face a New York wrongful death lawsuit if the families of the men who were killed decide to initiate such a step. If they do and their case is ultimately successful, the families could recover damages that compensate them for their losses. If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York accident lawyers as soon as possible. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.