Showing posts with label hit-and-run. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hit-and-run. Show all posts

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Looking for information on a hit-and-run from Saturday night

The following information comes via the EVG inbox.

A reader is seeking information about the driver-vehicle who struck his friend on Third Street at First Avenue this past Saturday night and kept going.

The hit-and-run victim, who lives on the Lower East Side, was skateboarding on Third Street around 9:30 p.m. She was crossing the intersection at First Avenue just as the light started to change. She had time to get though the intersection.

Meanwhile, according to the reader, a slate blue Hummer H2 with New York plates heading north on First Avenue — going at what seemed like a high rate of speed — "blindsided" the skateboarder and kept going.

"It is possible the Hummer technically had the light but basically was blowing through the intersection timing the light. The driver did not even stop after they hit her. Not sure if any witnesses might have gotten a license plate or, since it is a unique car/unique color, if someone knows the owner of the car."

And his friend?

"She is home now and honestly it's a miracle she is alive. She suffered a very serious leg injury that required a bunch of stuff that night and the next day and will again require surgery down the road."

He filed a police report at the scene, but is not hopeful after reading articles like this one about hit-and-run drivers getting off scot-free.

Info? Use this email.

The photo on this post is an example of the make and color of the Hummer.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

[Updated] NYPD searching for driver involved in deadly Union Square hit and run

Police are looking for the driver of a Jeep Renegade who critically injured a pedestrian early this morning while making an illegal turn on 14th Street and Fourth Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the SUV heading east on 14th Street "before swinging an illegal left turn onto Union Square East" around 1 a.m., the Post reports. The video shows the vehicle continuing on after momentarily slowing down.

The 34-year-old victim suffered trauma to his body, and is in critical condition at Bellevue, according to NY1.

Here's the video via Town & Village...

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.

Updated 5:30 p.m.

The pedestrian, Brooklyn resident Adrian Blanc, died from his injuries. He was walking within the crosswalk, police said.

Updated 11/16

Blanc was the executive chef at Hill & Bay, the restaurant on Second Avenue across from the Kips Bay theater.

Eater has statement from Hill & Bay's parent company: "Adrian was immensely talented. He was a dedicated worker and devoted family member. He was incredibly kind and loving. He had a heart of gold and he genuinely cared about all of his co-workers."

Blanc was set to be married in December.

Police found the Jeep Renegade — which was a Zipcar rental — but the driver is still at large.