Hudson Valley Woman Accused of Fatally Hitting Grandfather
A Hudson Valley woman with multiple arrests is accused of running a red light and fatally hitting a grandfather.
Last Friday around 4 p.m., a 2011 Acura RDX ran through a red light and drove into two people who stepped into the crosswalk at W. 98 Street and West End Avenue on the Upper West Side in New York City, officials say.
The unsuspecting man and woman stepped into the crosswalk and then were hit by the Acura, sending both 25-feet from where they were hit, witnesses told the New York Daily News.
Police identified the driver as Jessenia Fajardo, 38, of Walden. She was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.
One of the victims, Alfred Pocari, 64, died from his injuries a few days later, the Daily News reports. Pocari was walking to work as a doorman when he was hit. He was a grandfather to triplets.
The name of the woman who was hit hasn't been released, but she suffered “severe and life-threatening physical injuries," according to a complaint obtained by the Daily News.
Fajardo has been arrested at least six other times, WSR reports, including for leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation and grand larceny.
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