Livery cab driver killed in hit-and-run accident in the Bronx


BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – Police said a driver left the scene after a crash that killed a livery cab driver in the Bronx, according to WNBC.

The incident took place early Sunday morning in the Morrisania section of the borough.  The NYPD said the 45-year-old victim was driving a Toyota Camry west on 168th Street near Webster Avenue at about 4:30 a.m.

The Camry was hit by a Chevy Traverse and both vehicles collided with parked cars on the street.  The driver of the Camry, 45-year-old Robert Godwin of Astoria, Queens, was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the Traverse got out and ran away from the scene on foot following the accident without helping Godwin.  Witnesses told the Daily News that the Traverse driver had been speeding just prior to the collision.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its investigation into the wreck, but so far there have been no arrests.  Anyone with information about what happened was asked to contact the NYPD.

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