YONKERS, NY — November 29, 2019 — On Thursday, November 28th, 2019, at approximately 5:20 PM, members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to 47 Yonkers Avenue at the Oak Street intersection on a report of a motor vehicle having struck a pedestrian. Upon arrival First Responders located an unresponsive elderly female down in the street in apparent cardiac arrest and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation; she was transported to a local area hospital with severe bodily injuries where she was pronounced deceased. Police cordoned-off the accident scene and initiated a criminal investigation.
Detectives and investigators from the Major Case Squad, Crime Scene Unit, and Accident Investigation Unit responded to the scene, interviewing subjects and witnesses, recovering surveillance video, processing forensic evidence, and reconstructing the events of the accident. Investigation thus far has yielded that the victim, identified as 77-year-old Po Yol Han, a resident of Nepperhan Avenue, was crossing Yonkers Avenue north to south when she was struck by an early model pick-up truck that was traveling westbound on Yonkers Avenue; the truck stopped for several minutes before fleeing the scene. Several hours later investigators located a vehicle of interest parked and unoccupied less than a mile away, and are actively working to identify the responsible parties. Surveillance video capturing the accident was also recovered as evidence.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the key word YPD plus the tip to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent to us directly through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.
The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department offers its sincere condolences to the family of the victim.
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Press Notice: #2019-0046 Issued on 11/29/2019 at 1000
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SOURCE: Yonkers Police Department Communications Det. Lt. Dean Politopoulis | Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller