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Mother Dies Ten Days After Hit-And-Run Accident

ABC 7 New York reports that a mother of four has succumbed to her injuries ten days after a hit-and-run accident. 

Ten days following a hit-and-run crash, 50-year-old Vabita Arjune succumbed to the injuries sustained in the accident. 

On Monday, October 28th, Arjune was running errands on her day off from her job as a home health care aide. As she crossed the intersection at Liberty Avenue and Crescent Street, a car plowed into her. 

The impact tossed her right into the intersection. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. 

Investigators believe that the driver was behind the wheel of a 2014-2015 Hyundai Sonata. The driver’s side mirror will be damaged. 

The family of Arjune is pleading with the driver to turn themselves in. 

New York, like many states, has laws covering what a driver must do in the event of an accident. For accidents that involve damage to property, injury to a domesticated animal, injury to other persons, or death to other people, charges against the driver can be filed if they do not remain at the scene. 

If the accident involves property damage only, the charge is just a traffic violation. The violation comes with a $250 file and 15 days in jail. 

If the accident involves minor injuries, it is a class A misdemeanor. If the accident caused major injuries, it is a class E felony. Accidents involving death are a class D felony.

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