By Carol Tannenhauser
On Friday, January 6, at approximately 12:45 a.m., “police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck on the Henry Hudson Parkway* in the vicinity of West 96 Street,” according to an alert from the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad (CIS). “Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified adult male pedestrian, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway. EMS responded to the location and transported the [man] to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Further investigation by [CIS] determined the man was walking on the Henry Hudson Parkway, attempting to cross the roadway from west to east, when he was struck by at least two vehicles, one of which fled the location. The operator of the vehicle that remained, a 2008 Chrysler Town and County, was not injured. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing. The identity of the deceased is pending a family notification.”
*The Henry Hudson Parkway is an extension of the West Side Highway. It starts at 72nd Street and runs along the west side of Manhattan, crosses the Henry Hudson Bridge, then continues through the Bronx until the border of Westchester County, where it connects to the Saw Mill Parkway, according to the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.