Scooterist killed by driver after running stop sign in West New York, official says


A scooterist was killed by a driver after running a stop sign at a busy intersection in West New York, a town official confirmed this evening.

65th Street and Dewey Avenue in West New York. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m., a scooterist ran a stop sign at 65th Street and Dewey Avenue and was struck by a vehicle, Business Administrator Luis Baez said following an inquiry from HCV at this evening’s board of commissioners meeting.

The driver of the vehicle waited at the scene until first responders arrived, eventually transporting the scooterist to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Baez added that no charges or summonses had been issued to the driver at this time.

The West New York Police Department is handling the investigation and no additional information was released this evening.

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  1. Blame WNY PD for this,turning another blind eye to whats going on on the streets in town. Lawlessness on so many fronts. Traffic,Prostitution and other crimes being ignored. WNY PD like the Titanic crew. Abandoned the people and (Ship) Town along time ago.