Fishkill, NY (May 23, 2020) – On May 20 around 9:44 p.m., a fatal pedestrian accident took place on NY-82 around the area of Crestwood Court in Fishkill.
New York State Police arrived at the scene, where they found that a pedestrian had been struck and had serious injuries. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was disabled and the operator fled the scene on foot.
Police caught up to the suspect in the woods near the area. He was identified as 31-year-old Peter Churchill, who was earlier involved in a domestic violence incident. When he fled the scene, he struck the pedestrian, identified as a 71-year-old man who was walking in the area.
The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
Churchill has been charged with attempted murder, assault, and vehicular manslaughter.
The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
With hundreds of thousands of individuals being seriously injured in New York accidents each year, it is no surprise that pedestrians are among those who are most catastrophically injured. The injuries that pedestrians sustain are among the most severe including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, and more. This means that a victim could spend days to months in the hospital recovering from their injuries. Facing the aftermath of a New York pedestrian accident can be a challenging thing to endure but you have options available for you.
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