According to police, the Porsche, being driven by a man in his 50s, jumped the curb and onto a sidewalk on the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst at about 6:30 p.m. The vehicle then struck a tree before fatally striking a 22-year-old woman.
Another woman on a bicycle was then struck before the Porsche veered into a green taxi and a Mini Cooper that were waiting at a traffic signal at the intersection at Junction Boulevard.
The Porsche driver along with a passenger sped away from the scene. New York Police Department investigators say that the vehicle had not been reported stolen.
Emergency Crews arrived at the scene and the accident victims which included the pedestrian, cyclist and the driver of the Mini Cooper to Elmhurst Hospital. Authorities say that the pedestrian, whose name has not been released pending notification of family members, later died as the result of injuries she sustained in the accident.
Police describe the Porsche driver as a Hispanic man in his 50s, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
It seems unthinkable that anyone could callously hit another person – or in this case multiple people –in an accident and then drive away from the scene. No matter why someone leaves the scene of an accident, a charge of hit and run can also lead to criminal charges against the driver.
It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without at the very least exchanging insurance information and contact details with any other drivers or victims. It is also a requirement by law to render aid if possible for those who are injured at the scene of an accident.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a hit and run accident, contact the law offices of Goldstein & Bashner today at 516-222-4000 in order to schedule a free no cost, no obligation consultation and legal analysis with us.
You and your family could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, damages or any other expenses related to your case including wrongful death. We have years of experience in the area of accident and personal injury law in the New York area.At Goldstein and Bashner, all of our staff understands and we empathize with the pain and anxiety that you and your loved ones face after the accident. We want to ensure that you and your family are compensated for any medical costs, hospital bills as well as the pain and suffering. If you live in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and New York City, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.