Three Women And Two Children Are Injured As A Driver Erratically Evades Police
New York law requires people who are involved in an accident to stop and exchange information. Even if the accident involved only a sign or other property, the driver is responsible for providing information for insurance purposes. If the driver flees the scene, they could face, at minimum, misdemeanor charges for accidents involving just property damage.
A misdemeanor charge carries a possible penalty of up to 15 days in jail. A crash involving minor injuries can also be charged as a misdemeanor with up to 90 days in jail. If the injuries are serious or a person is killed, they may be charged with a felony. This charge carries a penalty of 4 years in state prison.
The Freeport, New York Patch reports that a woman has injured six people while fleeing from police.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at about 9:05 p.m. after the suspect had an encounter with police outside the Freeport Police Department. She then drove off, committing several traffic violations.
According to police, 24-year-old Gabrielle Revere drove erratically, hitting a police car in the process. The accident injured a police officer. Revere then began driving into oncoming traffic.
Revere drove into a parked taxi, prompting officers to chase Revere east on Sunshine Highway. She drove over the center median and at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Merrick Avenue, she drove into two cars. The two cars were stopped in traffic.
Three women and two female children were injured in the accident.
Revere was placed under arrest and was taken to the hospital. She is facing a number of charges including leaving the scene of an accident and fleeing from police.