A hit and run accident in Brooklyn last week left a father dead at the scene and his companion seriously injured. The two pedestrians were struck in the early morning hours on Thursday in Williamsburg. Police did find and arrest a suspect after the accident. According to the NY Post, the driver was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury.
Because the pedestrian died as a result of the hit and run, the driver of the vehicle could face charges as serious as a Class D felony. It is unclear from the story in the Post whether or not alcohol was involved in the incident. Regardless, the fact that this was a hit and run, and that it resulted in the death of another person, leaves open the possibility of both a hefty fine and jail time for the alleged driver.
The full story can be found here in the NY Post.