A hit-and-run driver from Massapequa Park is attempting to prove he did not run from the scene of an accident that killed a pedestrian from Bellmore. The 45-year-old defendant was silent was at his arraignment in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead.
He is now free on $10,000 bail, but his driver’s license has been suspended for 30 days to allow a judge to review the defendant’s record and assess the possibility of him driving again at some point in the future. Leaving the scene of an accident with death is a felony charge, which gives the defendant plenty of motivation to fight it.
NY Injury Lawyers learned from Nassau police the following details: The defendant was driving down Sunrise Highway in Bellmore when he struck and killed a 64-year-old man from Floral Park, at around 9 in the evening. The next afternoon, the defendant turned himself in to Nassau police at their headquarters in Mineola.
When the suspect was arraigned there were more than a dozen of his family members in attendance to show their support for him at the hearing. Any questions directed to the defendant were answered instead by his attorney.
The attorney maintains his client feels great remorse and is fully cooperating with authorities to get the bottom of what really happened in the incident that ended the life of a man from Bellmore.
“He’s distraught and feels terrible for the deceased and the deceased’s family,” the attorney told Nassau County Injury Lawyers. “It’s just a tragedy all around.”
According to police sources, the victim was attempting to cross Sunrise Highway near Washington Avenue in Bellmore when a dark-colored vehicle struck and killed him. After the accident, Sunrise Highway was closed for four hours as police attended to the scene.
Allowing someone to get away with causing great harm is not justice. There are costs to pay, if not medical, then emotional and mental. Nothing can erase the harm caused, but that does not mean there is no cause for compensation or for the perpetrator to pay the full cost of the harm he or she has caused.
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