Manhattan, NY (March 6, 2021) – Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, March 4, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Manhattan.

According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of East 40th Street and First Avenue. At the time, a pedestrian was crossing East 40th Street when he was suddenly struck by a dark-colored sedan.

Police confirmed that the sedan fled the scene without the driver checking on the driver. Police have not yet found the responsible driver.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The 92-year-old man was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead while there.

No further details have been released but the investigation 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 

3/6 Manhattan, NY – Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident at E 40th St & First Ave Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are more likely to be injured or lose their lives in the event of an accident with a passenger vehicle. In just one year’s time, hundreds of victims are killed as a result of these accidents throughout the state of New York. Drivers are urged to watch out for these parties at all times so that they can protect them from harm at all costs. If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident, it is essential that you have the help of an accident attorney moving forward.

Nobody is ever fully prepared to lose somebody they love in a fatal pedestrian accident. However, this is the reality that hundreds of families have to face after they discover that somebody close to them has lost their life in a pedestrian accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may be concerned about how you will keep up with a variety of bills. It is important that you understand your options moving forward. You should seek the help of a New York pedestrian accident attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents over the years. Facing the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, leaving you with questions that you cannot answer on your own. We are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the New York legal system. Please do not hesitate to contact a New York wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind at 516-484-4010.

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