According to authorities, surveillance video shows the man falling into the intersection and being struck by one vehicle. The first vehicle to strike him sped away from the scene of the accident without stopping.
The accident happened at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 131st street at approximately 2:30 a.m.
Police investigators also have determined that a black SUV also struck the victim and fled the scene of the accident.
No further details about the accident have been released.
Any driver involved in an accident regardless of the circumstances is required by law to stop at the scene of the accident and to notify authorities. A hit-and-run driver is clearly in violation of the law and when they are caught, there are serious consequences. This is especially true if there are serious injuries or any fatalities involved.
The law firm Goldstein & Bashner has been handling personal injury and accident cases in the state of New York for nearly two decades. We use our experience to help ensure that our clients get all of the compensation they are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or tragically lost their life in a hit-and-run accident, contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We'll sit down with you and listen to the details of your case and answer any questions you may have. We will then explain possible courses of action and walk you through the process of what it is involved. If we decide you have a case, we will fight diligently for you to make certain you and your loved ones receive every dollar you deserve.
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