LONG ISLAND, NY – A woman was arrested today by Suffolk County Police for leaving the scene of a
crash that caused seriously injured a motorcyclist in Mastic Monday.
Bianca Rivera was driving her Honda Accord Westbound on Eleanor Avenue when she slowed down to make a left turn onto Clover Street when Glen Brunskill, also traveling westbound Behind Rivera’s Honda attempted to pass her vehicle on the left side. The two collided with one another and Rivera’s vehicle struck Brunskill. Rivera fled the scene of the accident and was apprehended a short time later by Seventh Precinct Officer John Levasseur.
Bianca River was charged with Leaving the Scene of An Incident Without Reporting Involving Serious Physical Injury after she allegedly drove away after her Honda Accord struck Glen Brunskill, who was driving a motorcycle.
Rivera, 30, of Eleanor Avenue, Mastic, was charged with Leaving the Scene of An Incident Without Reporting Involving Serious Physical Injury. She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 7.
The Honda and the motorcycle were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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