• December 09, 2022

Pedestrian Hit by Hit-and-Run Vehicle, MTA Bus, Dies on 3rd Ave in New York City, NY

New York City, NY — December 8, 2022, a female pedestrian was struck first by a hit-and-run vehicle and then by an MTA bus on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Authorities say the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on 3rd Avenue near East 96th Street. Preliminary investigation suggests only that the victim was on foot in the area when she was hit by a dark-colored vehicle of unknown make and model. The vehicle left the scene without stopping; moments later the young woman was hit a second time by a local transit bus.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The bus remained at the scene after the collision, but investigators are still looking for the hit-and-run vehicle and its driver.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Hit-and-Run on 3rd Ave in Manhattan

Hit-and-runs like this are far too common all over the place, but densely-crowded urban areas with significant foot traffic at all hours of the day and night like Manhattan are hit extra hard. I'd imagine New Yorkers are plenty sick of the danger pedestrians and cyclists face every day as they just try to go about their lives. That's why keeping these reports in the public eye is vital to getting a resolution here.

Of course, right now those reports don't have a great deal of helpful detail. Police will need to release any and all developments during their search, which should include looking for witnesses, forensic evidence like vehicle debris, and camera footage from local businesses or even the MTA bus. If they diligently seek out new details and share them with the community, hopefully someone will recognize the hit-and-run vehicle and reach out to a tip line. It may take some time if there are few clear details at the start, but I believe the victim's loved ones will ultimately see justice done.

Woman Hit by Hit-and-Run Vehicle & MTA Bus, Dies on 3rd Ave in NYC, NY
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