This past weekend in the Bronx, according to a young man who was driving with his daughter, the two of them were involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Brandon Vega, a resident of Manhattan, traveled to the Bronx on Easter Sunday in order to deliver his daughter, who was 2 years old at the time, to her grandmother’s home. That seemingly insignificant excursion ended up being a matter of life and death for Vega and his young daughter.
Vega claims that he was traveling along Lacombe Avenue on Sunday at approximately 4:45 p.m. when another car on Soundview Avenue ran a red light and drove into Vega. At the time of the collision, Vega’s younger daughter was secured in the back seat.
Vega was able to obtain security footage from that day, which showed his automobile smoking and spinning out of control after the accident. The other motorist barely comes to a stop before speeding away from the scene of the accident.
The number of people killed in traffic accidents decreased in 2022 for the first time in three years, according to data collected by the city.
However, research conducted by Transportation Alternatives found that more children were killed in traffic accidents in 2022 than in any other year since 2014.
Vega and his daughter walked away from the incident unscathed; nevertheless, Vega reports that the incident has left him fearful of getting back behind the wheel.
According to the New York Police Department, there were 178 hit-and-run accidents in the 43rd Precinct that resulted in injuries to a person, but only five arrests were made.