On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at approximately 1240 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians struck, on Boston Road at Pelham Parkway North, within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed three pedestrians who had been struck by a motor vehicle at the location. EMS responded to the location and transported two of the pedestrians, a 57-year-old male and a 62-year-old female, to Jacobi Hospital, where the 62-year-old female remained in stable condition and the 57-year-old male was pronounced deceased on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. A 53-year-old female refused medical attention at the scene.
Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined a 2009 Honda sedan, operated by a 29-year-old male, was traveling southbound on Boston Road, approaching the intersection of Pelham Parkway North, when the 57-year-old and 62-year-old pedestrians were crossing at the intersection and were subsequently struck by the vehicle as he attempted to swerve to avoid making contact with them. Upon striking the pedestrians, the vehicle did then make contact with the 53-year-old pedestrian, who was walking on the sidewalk at the location, before the vehicle came to a rest.
There were no arrests and the vehicle operator remained at the scene.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows:
380 E. 143 Street
Bronx, NY 10454
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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