Anyone who drives in the city understands that people can be present at any time of day and in any location. Therefore, motorists need to be ready to share the roads with pedestrians. Even if a New York pedestrian accident occurs, that motorist is expected to remain in the scene. Tragically, that did not happen after a Bronx hit-and-run accident this morning that critically injured a man who was out walking. Police continue to search for the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash.
According to the authorities, this Bronx hit-and-run accident occurred this morning at approximately 3 a.m. An unidentified man was standing near the corner of East Fordham Road and Webster Avenue when he was suddenly hit by a vehicle that is believed to have been moving at a high rate of speed. The driver of that vehicle then fled the scene, although the supsect dumped the car a short distance from the crash. Police are examining the vehicle in hopes of identifying and ultimately locating the driver.
New York Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our hope for the man who was critically injured in this Bronx hit-and-run accident. We also hope that the driver involved in this crash is soon identified and apprehended. In addition, this Bronx pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 15,000 of these crashes occur, leading to nearly as many injuries and to more than 300 fatalities.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, if the driver involved in this Bronx hit-and-run accident is found, he or she will face serious criminal charges. That driver could also face a New York personal injury lawsuit if the injured man decides to initiate such a filing. If he does and his case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the man for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York personal injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.