PELHAM GARDENS, NY – According to an accident news story on nydailynews.com, a New York City motorist collided with a woman and her two-year-old grandson on Eastchester Road in Pelham Gardens, New York. The news report states that the driver then hid to look at the accident carnage and then fled without rendering aid or waiting for law enforcement. Fortunately, the news report states that the two-year-old and his grandmother survived the tragic hit-and-run accident. The family was planning a birthday celebration for the two-year-old, and the family is outraged that the driver hit their two family members and then callously left their loved ones in the street.
According to the news report, the 2-year-old boy was in a stroller as his 62-year-old grandmother, and the boy attempted to cross Eastchester Road in Pelham Gardens at approximately 2:20 p.m. While the two were crossing the street, a red GMC Terrain Denali turned left off of Mace Road and then struck the two victims. The incident was caught on surveillance camera video, and police released the video to receive tips in identifying the driver.
Eyewitnesses stated to law enforcement officers that the hit-and-run driver continued down the street but pulled over and walked toward the accident scene. The surveillance camera video shows the driver, a man, watching the situation as other pedestrians called 911. The man then ran back to his GMC Denali and fled the scene without identifying himself to anyone.
The child and his grandmother were transported to Jacobi Medical Center for medical treatment. The two-year-old boy sustained a head injury. The woman received an injury to her leg. The woman stated that she felt exhausted, depressed, and traumatized by the hit-and-run accident.
The family believes the driver should not only receive some coal in his Christmas stocking, but he should also have his driver’s license suspended and spend some time in jail. Although the family is very angry and hope justice is served, the family is now focused on healing and celebrating the boy’s birthday and the holidays. The two-year-old boy will turn three on Christmas Eve, and the family intends to throw the boy a big birthday party. The family stated that they are glad their loved ones survived the collision.
No arrests have been made. Any tips about the driver can be made by contacting the NYPD Crime Stoppers.
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