September 30, 2011 – Bronx, New York – According to a report from NBC New York, a hit and run in the Bronx resulted in the death of a 32-year-old man. The fatal hit and run took place on Sunday, September 18, at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Story Avenue, between Havemeyer and Castle Hill Avenue. The identified 32-year-old man was hit by the driver of a white Lincoln Navigator, who left the scene of the accident. The victim was transported to Westchester Square Medical Center but died as a result of his injuries. The police were still looking for the driver of the Lincoln Navigator, and indicated that there was likely front-end damage to the vehicle. If your loved one was killed in a hit and run or you were seriously injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. Consulting with a Bronx personal injury attorney is the best way to learn what legal options are available. 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 include:
- 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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