A man was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Woodhaven Boulevard early Saturday morning.
The man, identified as Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, 35, of Vinegar Hill, was found lying in the roadway of the 11-lane boulevard, near the Jamaica Avenue intersection.
He was found unconscious and unresponsive by officers responding to a 911 call and had severe trauma to the body. Perez Rodriguez was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
He was hit by a vehicle believed to be a white Honda sedan headed southbound on Woodhaven Boulevard, while Perez Rodriguez was crossing the wide street. The vehicle had been traveling southbound when it hit him and took off from the scene.
Earlier in the year, a 67-year-old man was struck and killed at night while trying to cross Woodhaven Boulevard at the same location in February. In that case the driver stayed on the scene.
When a hit-and-run accident happens, most people would think there is no way of obtaining compensation for their injuries, or in this case, a death. However, there are several insurance policies which would apply in these types of situations.
Our office represents many family members of people who are killed in pedestrian accidents involving hit-and-run vehicles.
If a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle accident, please contact Duane Morgan of Morgan Levine Dolan today.