An elderly couple from Staten Island was the victim of a hit and run driver. Peter Sabados, 78, and Lillian Sabados, 77, were struck by a white van as they walked to evening mass carrying canned goods for the Thanksgiving food drive. The van was driven by Allmar Lekperic, 26, who fled the scene and later ditched the vehicle. He also had his sister help him mislead investigators.
The accident occurred on New Drop Lane at Third Street. Many people in the community have had concerns about this crossway for sometime. In fact, church officials claim to have had a meeting with the Department of Transportation on the same day that the hit and run occurred. DOT officials were not able to confirm this meeting.
Lekprec later turned himself in to authorities. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with fatalities and driving with a suspended license.
Couple killed in Staten Island ‘hit-run’, NY Post, RICH CALDER, LARRY CELONA and LEONARD GREENE, November 27, 2009.