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One Person Killed In Yonkers Hit-And-Run Car Accident

New York State Police Investigating Fatal Yonkers Hit-And-Run Car Accident on Van Cortland Park Avenue

One Person Killed In Yonkers Hit-And-Run Car Accident

YONKERS, NEW YORK (March 28, 2024) – One person has tragically died in a Yonkers hit-and-run collision along Van Cortland Park Avenue.

Yonkers police officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. A driver hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene of the collision.

Sadly, the pedestrian later died due to their injuries. The driver involved in the crash has been captured and charged.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Yonkers Pedestrian Accidents

Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any bicyclist killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. There are a number of steps that drivers should take to avoid hitting pedestrians.

  • Drivers should slow down at night and during periods of inclement weather.
  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
  • Drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. This could include instances where drivers are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any pedestrian who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating New York Pedestrian Accidents

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Yonkers car accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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