Wappingers Falls, New York- The Dutchess County community is mourning the death of a Wappingers Falls native who at just 30 years old died in Brooklyn days ago. On Sunday, December 6th 2015 a vehicle attempting to avoid rear ending a bus instead hopped a curb and hit the young woman and two others.
The driver was arrested and charged following the incident. Pedestrian safety has been a long time issue in New York City and more recently in the Hudson Valley (read more here).
As the holiday season brings an influx of shoppers and motorists to the streets we urge all residents to be mindful and vigilant of one another. Preventable injuries and fatalities occur all too often, do your part this season to keep yourself and your community safer. Read more here.