Driver Will Not Be Charged for Hitting Pedestrian on East Hartsdale Avenue
- The Goods
- Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 17:36
- Joanne Wallenstein
East 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.