December 8, 2010 – Bronxville, NY – According to an article on myfoxny.com, an 85-year old woman from Yonkers has been arrested for the hit-and-run death of a school official. After the accident, the driver of the vehicle, Bridget Gambone, was charged by Bronxville police with a felony for leaving the scene of a car accident that resulted in death. The victim of the hit and run, 59-year-old Sheryl Chasin, of Yonkers, had been crossing Kraft Avenue when she was hit by Gambone’s 2006 Subaru Legacy station wagon. After the initial collision at around 5 p.m., Chasin was then run over by another vehicle. Margaret Rich, the driver of the second vehicle that hit Chasin, stopped immediately and waited for police.
Rich, 52, has not been charged. Chasin died soon after as a result of her injuries. Bridget Gambone was arraigned and released from police custody on Friday, December 3. Police said that alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have caused the accident, but will have to wait for official blood test results from both Gambone and Rich. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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