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Hit and run driver fatally mows down 2 pedestrians in Bronx

Posted: 9:52 AM, Apr 01, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-01 10:21:21-04

Nick Widgeon couldn’t believe what he saw under the Bruckner Expressway early Monday morning.

“It was only me and another vehicle side by side and we both rolled up at the same time on the two people that was deceased,” said Widgeon. “When we came, there was nobody there but them.”

He called 911. The NYPD showed up a short time later.  Police say they got the call around 4:30am and were investigating it as a hit and run accident. The two men were on the southbound side of Bruckner Boulevard near East 136th street.

Widgeon, a contractor was on his way to work when he saw the men.

“I laid down my emergency cones and my emergency tape because the cars were trying to go around them and I wanted to stop the cars from going around them so they wouldn’t cause any more problems,” he said.