Hit-And-Run Accident Seriously Injured A Woman
New York, like many states, requires that all drivers involved in an accident stop and exchange information. If necessary, they must also contact the police so that a police report can be made. Leaving the scene of an accident involving only property damage is a traffic infraction. However, if the accident involves injuries to another person, that charge becomes a class-B misdemeanor with penalties that can include 90-days in jail and fines of up to $500.
If the victim suffers from “serious injuries” the crime can be elevated even further, to class E felony. This can lead to a sentence of up to 4 years in state prison. If the accident causes someone’s death, the charge can be prosecuted as a class D felony, with a term of up to 7 years in state prison.
The Bayshore, New York Patch reports that a driver has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a woman.
The accident occurred at about 6:15 A.M. on Monday in Bay Shore. 78-year-old Edward Kadir was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the accident.
Kadir had been driving a 2013 Toyota Venza when he struck 74-year-old Mary Barbato. Barbato was seriously injured and was transported to an unnamed hospital for treatment.
Kadir has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving serious physical injury. He will be arraigned at the First District Court at Central Islip on March 3rd.