Baiting Hollow Man, John Almeida, 23, Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash; Seriously Injured Pedestrian in Shirley
September 14, 2014
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police arrested a man yesterday for a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Shirley on September 11, 2014.
Investigation by Seventh Squad detectives revealed Marie Braccia, 54, was crossing Grand Avenue, just north of Montauk Highway, when she was struck by a 2002 Nissan Maxima being driven by John Almeida; Almeida fled the scene.
Braccia, of Mastic, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where she was treated for serious injuries.
John Almeida, 23, of Baiting Hollow, was arrested last evening at 8:55 p.m. He was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident involving Serious Physical Injury and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, 2nd Degree.
Almeida, 23, of Baiting Hollow, was arrested last evening at 8:55 p.m. He was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident involving Serious Physical Injury and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, 2nd Degree. Almeida was being held overnight at the 7th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today September 14 at First District Court in Central Islip.
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