Bronx, NY (July 14, 2020) – Early on Tuesday morning, July 14th, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a motor vehicle in the Bronx, according to officials. The deadly collision occurred at the intersection of East Tremont and Prospect Avenues in the East Tremont section of the city.
Authorities say that a 51-year-old male pedestrian was struck while walking in a crossway at the intersection around 1:45 a.m. Witnesses described seeing the victim thrown into the air from the force of the collision.
Residents from nearby apartments called 911 and emergency crews arrived at the scene a short time later. The victim was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Authorities are conducting a thorough investigation of this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York
According to data published by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, 5.4% of all traffic accidents in 2013 involved pedestrians. Out of a total of 16,903 New York pedestrian accidents that year, 344 people died as a result. Pedestrians have little to no protection during a collision, and reckless individuals such as hit-and-run drivers must be held liable for their actions.
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