A Queens driver, charged with leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian with his SUV, was arrested Saturday morning in his home. The car hit the pedestrian after it jumped a curb. The elderly pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
As previously discussed on this blog, a hit and run that results in death is a very serious matter. The death of an individual involved in the hit and run elevates the potential charge to a Class D felony. The punishment for a Class D Felony can be up to five thousand dollars, as well as a prison sentence. At the time this story was first reported here by the NY Daily News, the suspect was still awaiting arraignment.