A 73-year-old man was severely injured when a hit-and-run driver struck him as he was attempting to remove something from the trunk of his car. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, November 28th, in Mount Vernon, NY, in Westchester County.
As James Blake, of the Bronx, was removing an item from the trunk of his car on South Columbus Avenue, a car struck him at approximately 2:00 p.m. and zoomed away. He was assisting his nephew, Omar Nathan, who was moving into a house on the street. He said that as he heard the force of the impact, he observed his uncle’s feet on the ground through the rear-view mirror. Although he cried out for help, no one stopped. The vehicle was going in the direction of Sanford Boulevard.
Mr. Blake’s daughter-in-law, Keronie Blake, said that if he had been alone, he would have died. According to investigators, the vehicle was a four-door green Nissan that was speeding. Mayor Richard Thomas expressed hopes that the individual who caused the accident would turn himself in. Meanwhile, authorities are using all the sources that they have at their disposal to locate the vehicle.
As a result of the hit-and-run, Mr. Blake suffered a broken leg, broken nose and several fractures to his face. He is being treated at Jacobi Medical Center.
His grandson, Terran Francis, said that his grandfather’s face was swollen, and that he looks different. According to Mayor Thomas, investigators are attempting to find surveillance cameras that may reveal a license plate number.
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