Driver fled after hitting a woman on Piñero Avenue

A woman was run over on Friday on Jesús T. Piñero Avenue at the exit to the PR-18 expressway in San Juan, reported the Policeman.

According to a press release, the driver fled after the accident, which occurred around 5:20 a.m. However, the Police received the contact of a lawyer for a driver who made reference to this case, although no further details were reported.

The lanes of the road were closed in the direction of Puerto Nuevo for several minutes, while the authorities investigated the scene, but they reopened at around 8:20 a.m.

The victim died at the scene after his body was seriously injured. According to Elvin Zeno, assistant director of the Police Traffic Division, the female was 71 years old and has already been identified. The name was not provided to the press as his relatives have not been notified.

“A lady, who was walking or crossing the aforementioned taxiway was hit by one or more vehicles, which left the place leaving her lying on the pavement”Zeno detailed in a radio interview (WKAQ-580).

The victim carried a wallet with his belongings and some fruits, said the director of Transit. Zeno also mentioned that they will analyze if there is a camera in the place to identify the driver.


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