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Woman Killed In Morrisania, Bronx Hit-And-Run Collision

New York City Police Investigating Morrisania, Bronx Hit-And-Run Car Accident by Washington Avenue and East 167th Street

Woman Killed In Morrisania, Bronx Hit-And-Run Collision

THE BRONX, NEW YORK (June 23, 2024) – A woman has tragically died in a Morrisania, Bronx hit-and-run car accident by Washington Avenue and East 167th Street.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a Jeep and thrown into a parked car.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

The NYPD is still searching for the driver involved.

Liability For The Bronx Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

Far too many people are killed or seriously injured in hit-and-run collisions every year in the United States. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “In 2016, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes resulting in 2,049 fatalities. This is the highest annual number of hit-and-run fatalities or crashes recorded since NHTSA began compiling statistics on fatal motor vehicle crashes in 1975.” There are a number of common causes of pedestrian accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers must use caution in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists, and domestic animals in the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps are taken after any car accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable. They tend to involve drivers who are speeding, distracted, or making dangerous turns. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. The family of any person who died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Morrisania Hit-And-Run Car Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who died in this Morrisania collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. 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.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.