Suspect arrested in crash that killed 2 pedestrians in Manhattan


MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – A man is under arrest in connection with a car accident in Manhattan that claimed the lives of two pedestrians, according to a report by WPIX.

This is an update to a previous story.

The suspect, identified as Leandro A. Diaz-Ramirez, was arrested on Wednesday for the incident that occurred Aug. 3 at West 207th Street and Sherman Avenue in the Inwood section.

Police said the driver of a BMW was traveling north on Sherman Avenue and crashed into a Subaru Forester SUV going south.   One of the drivers had apparently gone through a red light prior to the collision.

The impact caused the Subaru to collide with two parked cars that were unoccupied and then jump onto a sidewalk, where it struck two men.

One of them was pronounced dead after being rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. He was identified as 31-year-old Joel Adames, who reportedly lived a block away from the crash scene.  The other victim was identified as 40-year-old David Fernandez of the Bronx.

The accident left five other people injured, three seriously.  Five cars were damaged or totaled in the wreck.

Diaz-Ramirez was behind the wheel of one of the cars and was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault.

Visit our car accident news blog for more information on the latest accidents in New York.

Contact a New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City or Long Island? If so, the New York pedestrian accident lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C. are ready to help. We will review the circumstances of your case and fight aggressively for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us toll-free at (855) TOP-FIRM to schedule a free consultation.

  • About the Author
  • Latest Posts

Finz & Finz, P.C. is a New York and Long Island personal injury law firm based out of Mineola, NY. It was founded in 1984 and is highly rated, with many honors and awards of excellence.