Soundview hit-and-run victim Luciano Hernandez dies at Jacobi Medical Center

Luciano Hernandez had been in the hospital since being hit by a car Thursday. (4/7/14)

SOUNDVIEW - The man struck by a car near News 12 The Bronx's studio in Soundview Thursday has died at Jacobi Medical Center.

Luciano Hernandez was hit by a car Thursday in front of Western Beef near Soundview Avenue.

The driver, 72-year-old James Coleman, allegedly took off and was later arrested. Coleman has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular assault, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and driving without a license.

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Coleman will be back in court on Wednesday.

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