Police Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect

Police in New York are looking for a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run truck accident in the Bronx, according to the Wall Street Journal. A white box truck making a left turn struck a pedestrian crossing the road and then left the scene.

The victim, 26-year-old Elliot Jermaine, was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center and died from his injuries. The accident remains under investigation, and it is unclear whether the driver was aware of the pedestrian.

“The driver should go to prison,” said June Miller, relative of the victim. “It’s tragic.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 70,000 injuries from pedestrian accidents in 2010. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to commercial trucks with longer stopping distances than other vehicles. Fatal pedestrian accidents are much more likely to occur in urban areas with a high volume of pedestrians.

Please visit our website for more information on truck accidents, and contact our office for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured.

Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.

One Response to Police Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect

  1. Like any major city, Miami sees a high number of pedestrian fatalities each year. We encourage drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to use additional caution in busier urban settings. Any moment of distraction for these individuals—whether it is because an individual is sending a text message or looking at a map—can be the difference between a close call and a tragedy. Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime, and hit and run offenders who are found will face more serious charges for fleeing. Driving is a serious responsibility, and the consequences of ignoring that responsibility can cost lives.

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