Another pedestrian accident - our 9th in recent months.
Police Chief Brian Ryan has advised that the police department will have officers on East Hartsdale Ave. to Will target drivers who are speeding, distracted, and fail to yield to pedestrians
There was another pedestrian accident in Greenburgh on Saturday - our 9th in recent months. The victim, a 70 year old resident of E Hartsdale Ave, was found lying on the street on E Hartsdale Ave between Central Ave and Wilson Street. bleeding from the head.
Police Chief Brian Ryan has advised me that the police department will have officers on East Hartsdale Avenue tomorrow morning and during the work week. Reassigning two officers to the area until further notice during the daytime hours to target drivers who are speeding, distracted, and fail to yield to pedestrians. Also will educate pedestrians in the area are; safety awareness. We are very upset at these accidents. Also today, a child was seriously injured in Rockland County after being hit by a car.
The safety of pedestrians will receive our highest priority attention.
On Saturday February 15, 2020 at 7:56 A.M. the Greenburgh Police Department responded
to East Hartsdale Avenue between North Central Avenue and Wilson Street after receiving
several 911 calls reporting a man lying in the roadway bleeding from the head. Arriving
Officers discovered a 70 year old male who resides on East Hartsdale Avenue in the roadway
unconscious. He was treated by Greenburgh EMS and transported to the Westchester Medical
Center where he was admitted.
Greenburgh Detectives responded to the scene and recovered video evidence that shows
the victim had been walking on the sidewalk South on Central Avenue then turns onto East
Hartsdale Avenue proceeding past the Crosswalk walking East on the sidewalk when he
decides to cross East Hartsdale Avenue from north to south. East Hartsdale Avenue has two
westbound lanes with one dedicated left turn lane and one eastbound lane. The victim was in
the left turn lane approaching the center point of the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle
proceeding east on East Hartsdale Avenue. The vehicle continued on and did not stop.
An Accident Investigation was conducted and Greenburgh Detective’s have located the
vehicle, a 2018 Honda CRV that was being operated by an 87 year old Hartsdale resident. He
was alone in the vehicle at the time and was not injured.
The investigation is continuing and Greenburgh Detectives are asking anyone who may
have witnessed it to call them at 914-989-1725.