Police Search for Driver in Deadly Bronx Hit-and-Run

by emallernee | September 9th, 2011

September 9, 2011

A 23-year-old man from Vernon, New York, died in the Riverdale section of the Bronx on Sunday, September 4, when he was hit by a car whose driver is still unidentified. Police say they are aggressively searching for the driver responsible for the man’s death.

The New York Daily News reports that the accident occurred about 3:30 a.m. as the victim was crossing Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 234th St. in Riverdale. He was struck by a northbound vehicle. The man died less than a quarter-mile from a pedestrian walkway that would have taken him safely across the highway.

Police covered the victim’s body with a sheet and left his shoes and socks in the roadway as they investigated Sunday morning.

Investigators now think that the victim may have fallen into the road after failing to scale a metal fence that sits atop a concrete divider.

No witnesses to the accident have come forward so police have no information about the hit-and-run driver or vehicle.

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