Ali RosenAug 10, 2018, 3:07 pmAug 10, 2018, 5:01 pm

Pedestrian struck, killed by Jeep on Yonkers Avenue

Resident: ‘If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to get struck’

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YONKERS – A 35-year-old woman from Yonkers was driving her Jeep westbound when she struck and killed a 62-year-old male resident around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. When police arrived to the scene near 63 Yonkers Ave., the pedestrian was lying in the street and the jeep was on its side in the westbound lane. Both the pedestrian and driver were sent to a nearby hospital, the pedestrian was then pronounced dead and the driver was treated for minor injuries.

Residents said drivers tend to go 60 or 70 miles per hour down Yonkers Avenue, which makes it a dangerous road to cross.

“It's not safe at all to cross the street, especially earlier in the morning and then later in the evening when rush hour is happening,” Yonkers resident Joseph Maldonado said. “Whoever was in the car made the U-turn, but they did it at a top speed. So as they were making the U-turn, I think they were going too fast or realizing they were going to hit a pedestrian. They hit the pedestrian and as they were trying to get out of the way from hitting a pedestrian, the car ended up flipping over and rolling a couple of times.”

Yonkers Avenue was closed for several hours while police investigated the scene. According to police, there are no criminal charges pending for the driver. The accident is still under investigation.

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