MANHATTAN, NY – A driver fled the scene of a car accident that killed one person and injured five others early Saturday morning.
According to NY Daily News, the accident occurred around 4:50 a.m. on June 27. A driver in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz ran through a red light at the intersection of Broadway and 145th Street. The Mercedes crashed into a 2019 Honda Accord that was driving through the intersection. After the accident, the driver of the Mercedes got out of the car and ran away from the scene.
22-year-old Christian Davis, a passenger in the backseat of the Honda, sustained critical injuries during the accident. Emergency medical personnel transported Davis to Harlem Hospital, but he died from his injuries shortly after arriving.
The driver and four other passengers in the Honda suffered head trauma and full-body injuries from the collision. They were all rushed to the hospital for treatment. No information concerning the driver or the passengers’ condition is available at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in New York City
In 2019, the New York Police Department (NYPD) reported 46,962 hit-and-run accidents across New York City. Unfortunately, the NYPD was only able to arrest 558 of the people who caused these devastating collisions.
These statistics demonstrate the painful reality that most hit-and-run perpetrators will never face justice for the harm they have caused — and underscore the importance of holding them accountable whenever possible. If you were hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you deserve compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
Contact the New York car accident attorneys at Finz & Finz P.C. as soon as possible to discuss your legal options after a hit-and-run accident. Set up a free consultation today by calling 855-TOP-FIRM.