NYPD reports more fatal hit-and-run accidents occurred last year than in 2003

The NYPD reported more fatal hit-and-run accidents last year than in 2003. Now, police officials are asking Bronx residents to pay attention to details if they witness an accident.

According to the NYPD, last year 11 people in the Bronx were hit and killed by cars that left the scene of an accident. The NYPD was only able to arrest three of those hit-and-run drivers. Police officials say most of the accidents were caused by speeding. Police officers issued hundreds of Bronx drivers speeding tickets in 2004.

The NYPD says it is very difficult to catch a hit-and-run driver. Police officials say in many cases there aren?t any witnesses. They say if there are witnesses, they are not giving the NYPD enough information to catch the driver. Inspectors say if Bronx residents witness an accident they should try to remember to write down the license plate number.

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