The incident occurred on 135th Avenue near its intersection with 132nd Street, at about 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning. Emergency responders found the man lying in on the roadway, suffering from traumatic injuries to both his head and his body. They transported him to Jamaica Hospital for treatment, but doctors were unable to save him.
Police are searching for the dark-colored sedan they believe hit the pedestrian and drove off, and encourage anyone with information to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline.
New York City Pedestrian Accident Statistics
New York City continues to be plagued by pedestrian accidents, even as the coronavirus pandemic has reduced motor vehicle traffic across the five boroughs. In fact, many officials worry that the lack of traffic has made pedestrian accidents more deadly, as cars and trucks are traveling at much faster rates of speed. At least in the first few months of lockdown ordinances, fatal traffic accidents had actually increased.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New York, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If a motorist’s negligence caused the accident, you could be owed compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact the New York pedestrian accident attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., today to discuss your situation. We represent clients on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you won’t owe us anything until we recover compensation for you.