Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian


CHELSEA, NY – A mother of three was killed during a hit-and-run accident while walking home from work on Sunday morning.

According to ABC 7 New York, 29-year-old Maria Christina Villacres was hit by a car at approximately 5:00 a.m. on August 2. Villacres was walking home from an overnight shift at Whole Foods in Chelsea. A car traveling south struck Villacres as she crossed the street at the intersection of 7th Avenue and West 24th Street.

Police officers rushed Villacres to the hospital after the accident. However, she was pronounced dead upon arrival.

A detective investigating the hit-and-run reported that the vehicle drove away from the scene and then turned left onto 23rd Street. The police are still searching for the driver at this time.

Villacres’ husband, Edwin Chacon, visited his wife in the hospital after the fatal accident. He stated that he has not had the strength to visit the scene of the accident. Villacres’ three children, ages 12, 7, and 3, were unable to see their mother before her death.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in New York

According to the New York City Police Department, there were 492 hit-and-run accidents across New York City in 2019. In many cases, these accidents resulted in severe injuries and property damage. Unfortunately, only eight of the drivers who caused these devastating collisions were ever arrested by the police.

Even if the police do not locate the person who caused your hit-and-run accident, you should never have to pay for the harm this reckless driver caused. The skilled New York pedestrian accident attorneys at Finz & Finz P.C. are prepared to help you file your injury claim, so you can receive the greatest compensation possible.

You only have a limited time to file your claim after an accident, so you need to take action as soon as possible. Contact Finz & Finz P.C. at 855-TOP-FIRM right now for a free case evaluation.

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