The pedestrian struck by a vehicle while crossing at the Chatsworth Avenue Bridge on November 19 remained hospitalized this week. According to the Larchmont Police, the 48-old New Rochelle man suffered head injuries, a fractured leg, a fractured arm and related injuries.
The investigation is complete, reported lieutenant Antonino Rigano, spokesperson for the department. The incident is considered an accident. No charges have been filed.
There was no construction activity on the bridge at that time of the accident. Repairs to the water main that crosses over the bridge had just begun that day, but there were no workers, barriers or other construction material on the road or sidewalk.
According to Lt. Rigano, it was dark when the pedestrian came off the train and crossed Chatsworth Avenue on the bridge at around 7:25 pm. He was struck by a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old New Rochelle woman. She was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center complaining of shortness of breath, but was released later that evening.
The pedestrian was taken to Jacobi Hospital, “which is our closest ‘level one’ trauma center,” explained. Michael Liverzani, ambulance district coordinator for Mamaroneck Town. The most serious trauma cases are taken to Jacobi or Westchester Medical Center, depending on the location of the accident.