Yonkers Police Searching For Driver Involved In Hit-And-Run Collision Along 693 North Broadway
YONKERS, NEW YORK (January 26, 2024) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Yonkers hit-and-run collision on 693 North Broadway.
Yonkers police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. The driver of a white Honda lost control and struck a pedestrian before crashing into a home.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the pedestrian died due to their injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Yonkers Pedestrian Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are a number of other factors that could contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Vehicle systems failures
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian in the roadway, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Sadly, though, drivers will often do everything that they can to deny responsibility if they are involved in a fatal collision. The family of any person that 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 pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.