Hit and run driver kills man on Broadway


A hit and run on Broadway near the intersection with West 225th Street left one person dead on Monday night, police said. 

Daniel Cabrera, 38, of Cortlandt Manor in Westchester, was walking across Broadway at around 7 p.m. when a grey Dodge Magnum station wagon traveling southbound hit him and fled the scene. 

Mr. Cabrera was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. 

The incident was caught on surveillance cameras outside a liquor store at the intersection and is under investigation by the NYPD’s collision investigation squad. 

Jerome Robles, a cashier at the Drug Mart Pharmacy, located at the West 225th Street intersection, was working at the time of the collision. 

“I saw the aftermath. It was chaos,” said the 21 year old, who added that a crowd of people gathered as ambulances and police blocked off the scene. 

He called the two-way, four-lane intersection under the elevated 1-train tracks a “very dangerous” one, having seen three or four accidents there since he started work seven months ago.

“There’s a lot of schools around here too,” he added. 

Pharmacy customer Anna Walters, a Marble Hill resident who drives and walks in the area, echoed Mr. Robles’ concerns. 

“When you’re crossing the street, the light changes while you’re still walking. It’s hard for the drivers and it’s hard for the pedestrians,” she said. 

Some people are only able to make it halfway across the intersection, to the traffic island in the middle of the four lanes, before they run out of time, she added. 

News sources said the Marble Hill incident was the third hit-and-run in the city within a two-day span, with the other two crashes occurring in Queens. One of those was fatal. 

On Tuesday, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, whose district includes Marble Hill, issued a statement decrying hit-and-run drivers.

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