The Bronx, NY – Six Injured in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash at Sheridan Ave & E 170th St

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

The Bronx, NY (June 20, 2021) – Officers are searching for a Jeep driver who crashed into a family standing on a Bronx sidewalk on Sunday, June 20.

Surveillance video captured showed several people running from the area after the Jeep runs up onto the sidewalk and strikes several members of the same family, pinning two of them under the vehicle in the process. The incident occurred at a park in the Claremont section of the Bronx on Sunday afternoon. The family was standing at a sidewalk located at Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street when the Jeep struck them.

Officers said that two of the victims were 16-year-old boys, and one of them was pinned under the Jeep. Another victim, identified as a 34-year-old woman, was also pinned under the Jeep. Five of the victims sustained moderate to minor injuries, but police said the woman who was pinned suffered severe trauma and is in critical condition at an area medical center. All of the victims were transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Police say they are still looking for the driver, who fled the scene shortly after the incident occurred.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the circumstances causing the accident have not been released.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

New York Hit-and-Run Accidents

Pedestrian accidents happen more commonly in New York than in many other states throughout the country, and many of them are hit-and-run incidents. Authorities say that in just one recent year’s time, hundreds of people were killed and many more were injured in pedestrian accidents throughout the state. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. If you have suffered from serious injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, you should seek the immediate help of an attorney who can help you.

Being injured in a New York pedestrian accident can have an enormous impact on your life, especially if you have suffered from severe injuries. Many victims will be left with questions that they might not be able to answer on their own. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence can help you hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a dedicated attorney. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in New York at

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our accident attorneys have assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents in New York over the years. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for more information on how we can help you.

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.