Bronx, NY – Driver in Custody After Truck Fatally Strikes Carina Lopez, Parked Vehicles on Bronx River Ave

Bronx, NY – Driver in Custody After Truck Fatally Strikes Carina Lopez, Parked Vehicles on Bronx River Ave

Bronx, NY (September 29, 2021) – A driver was taken into custody after he fatally struck a pedestrian and crashed into multiple parked vehicles in the Bronx on Tuesday, September 28th.   

At about 9:40 p.m., police responded to reports of a vehicle striking a woman and several parked vehicles at the intersection of East 174th Street and Bronx River Avenue in the Soundview neighborhood.

Upon their arrival, officers found 31-year-old Carina Lopez lying in the roadway with severe bodily trauma.

Lopez was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Saint Barnabas Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation showed that Lopez was walking home after parking her car on the east side of Bronx River Avenue when she was hit by a northbound 2021 Dodge Ram.

The Dodge, driven by 42-year-old Robert Johnson, then proceeded to crash into multiple parked, unoccupied vehicles, ultimately trapping him inside of his truck.

NYPD Emergency Service Personnel extricated Johnson from his vehicle.

He was also taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital by EMS for treatment of non-critical injuries while in police custody and charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

This accident is under investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Carina Lopez, at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in the Bronx

Bronx, NY - Driver in Custody After Truck Fatally Strikes Carina Lopez, Parked Vehicles on Bronx River Ave

Determining if the driver of a car involved in a pedestrian accident was negligent depends on multiple factors. The pedestrian might have been walking, standing, or jogging when they were injured, but this is not enough to show that a driver acted negligently and, therefore, is liable for the resulting injuries. A pedestrian could have been inside or outside of a crosswalk when the accident occurred, but, again, this fact alone will not prove if and to what degree the driver was negligent. Where pedestrian accidents are concerned, the determination of negligence demands careful study, critique, and presentation of all factors that played a role in the incident. 

A skilled New York pedestrian accident lawyer must then explain the facts to a jury, showing that the driver of the car failed to exercise reasonable care. Learning all events surrounding the accident is crucial to both attorneys and insurance adjustors in establishing the negligence of a driver and moving forward with your New York personal injury claim.  

Pedestrian accident attorneys need to have experience and legal proficiency if they hope to garner the maximum settlement or favorable verdict on behalf of their clients. 

Bronx Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our Bronx personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

Our pedestrian accident attorneys in the Bronx work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after being injured in a serious pedestrian accident.

The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our Bronx personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.  

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.