QUEENS — Councilman Leroy Comrie wants the NYPD to collect more data from the scenes of serious hit-and-run accidents and to require the police to give annual reports to the City Council, his office announced.
Within the next two to three weeks, Comrie is planning to introduce legislation requiring the NYPD to report annually to the City Council about hit-and-run accidents that resulted in a fatality or severe injury, his office said Wednesday.
The push came as a new traffic light was installed at the Wednesday in Cambria Heights at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 227th Street, the site of a 2012 accident that killed Paulina Rodriguez, 24.
“This traffic light is a step in the right direction to help keep residents in Cambria Heights safe, and the legislation I am introducing will continue that effort, giving the NYPD more tools to track and apprehend hit and run drivers” said Comrie in a statement.
Under the proposal, cops would have to list all the steps that were taken to determine who was responsible for each accident.
Statistics for fatal hit-and-runs were not immediately available.