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Driver Will Not Be Charged for Hitting Pedestrian on East Hartsdale Avenue

trafficlightEast Hartsdale Avenue between Rite Aid and Columbia Avenue was closed on Tuesday evening following a serious accident when a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near 119 East Hartsdale Avenue. At 5:15 pm a 27 year-old woman who was walking her dog was hit and critically injured. She was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The Greenburgh Police Department Detective Division closed a portion of East Hartsdale Avenue and the westbound lane of the Fenimore bridge during a lengthy investigation of the accident. At the time of the accident it was raining, misty and dark.

Traffic was snarled for hours. By 8:30 PM, Hartsdale residents who were unable to return home were seen parking their cars in Fox Meadow and walking over the bridge. Since there was no vehicle access to the Hartsdale train station, incoming train commuters could not be picked up and were seen walking home in the rain.

Asked for an update on Thursday December 4, Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney gave the following comment:

Our preliminary findings are as follows:
-The pedestrian was attempting to cross East Hartsdale Avenue west of the crosswalk. She was not crossing in the crosswalk as earlier media reports stated. She was crossing from south to north and she and her dog were struck on the north side of the westbound lane.
-She remains in stable but critical condition.
-The accident investigation is still continuing but our preliminary reports indicate that the driver will not be charged with any offense.

 


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0 #7 Overreaction 2014-12-04 23:18
Let the knee jerk reaction begin.
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+2 #6 Captain Latin America 2014-12-04 19:45
Scarsdale's leaves should be mulched into speed bumps on E. Hartsdale Avenue. Everybody wins.
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+1 #5 50EastHartsdaleResident 2014-12-04 17:31
So sad this happening to this poor girl. I hope she recovers to 100% quickly. RIP poor sweet dog! The lighting is horrible on EHA and the people speed and ignore the pedestrians crossing anywhere. LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE! Slow down, you have a better chance of getting there safely.
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+1 #4 JC 2014-12-04 16:45
Police are constantly monitoring speed limits on Central Avenue. That is good since many people speed there. There are many places for the police to park and wait for the speeders. Ive seen people do 50+ on Central, On Hartsdale Avenue, more of a police presence should be felt. I agree, they would catch many speeders there.
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+1 #3 carol muccio 2014-12-03 10:42
Lived in hartsdale over 60 years. Lighting on EHA and Columbia Av dismal. Have walked dogs for years in area. Last year or 2, traffic is horrendous and police/traffic enforcement is nonexistent. Four way stops at Columbia and Lakeview/Lawton are mostly ignored. Speed limits -forget it --you get passed (there is no passing). Cars actually double park , closing one lane of Columbia while the passenger gets out of 1 car as the other pulls in. Where are the signs that clearly state pedestrians have the right of way on EHA and Columbia???? My family in 1940 asked for sidewalks on Columbia; we now have lots of school age children in neighborhood-no sidewalks. Drivers actually aim for pedestrians walking in the street on Columbia; cars parked on 1 side-the white jeep was parked from the wednesday before thanksgiving to monday afternoon and did not move. Please let us know the vet who was tried to help the young lady's dog that was killed. Also our prayers are with the 27 yr old young lady for a speedy recovery. Citizens of greenburgh would like to know if the car that killed the dog and injured the young lady had a valid registration, had proper (in force) insurance, an unexpired nys inspection sticker, and did the driver have a valid drivers license. I hope the driver faces some type of charges for hitting a pedestrian and that a judge actually requires that they have their eyes checked and that they take adrivers ed course so they are aware of traffic laws. I was on EHA at the time of the of the accident (at 4:50 pm was at the corner of walworth and fenimore rd.) I reached 140 EHA at about 5:45pm and was turned around and told to take pipeline. Traffic police were just setting up at rite aid traffic light. Another set up at columbia ave and EHA shortly thereafter. Couldn't get in driveway due to cut through traffic from Central. Columbia Ave was litered with cars parked in front of peoples driveways on their smart phones trying to figure out how to get to train station . people walking home from the train station. People walking their dogs. Bike riders and joggers. I thought the Town did a traffic study a couple of years ago. It must be out of date now.
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+2 #2 Homeless 2014-12-03 08:40
"By 8:30 PM, Hartsdale residents who were unable to return home"

Why wasn't there a plan to get local residents back home?
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+7 #1 Fearful Hartsdale Pedestrian 2014-12-02 22:12
I've been walking to the train station in Hartsdale for over 12 yrs. & have seen cars speeding down E. Hartsdale Ave. and ignoring the pedestrian crossing near 119 E Hartsdale. The lighting on E Hartsdale is not bright enough for cars to see pedestrians. I never see police giving out tickets to these speeding cars. Several yrs. ago a woman was killed crossing Rockledge near Rite Aid. The red light near rite aid is not pedestrian friendly either. I am outraged this happened as I've almost been hit by cars a couple of times.
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