New Haven – Hit-And-Run Suspect Sentenced
A suspect who hit two pedestrians in New Haven last April has just been sentenced to 45 days in jail.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Elm and High Streets back on April 15. 21-year-old Anthony Abate was driving his car in the area when he hit two girls. Abate had the green light at the time of the accident. According to witnesses, the victims were waved by another motorist to cross the road even though the stop sign just turned green. Abate did not notice this and subsequently hit the victims, causing injuries in the process. Court records showed that he panicked immediately after and fled the scene, instead of staying to assist the victims or to wait for authorities to arrive. He was arrested the same day and charged soon after.
The circumstances surrounding this case are complicated as the suspect was not necessarily at fault as far as obeying traffic signs is concerned. That said, instances of hit-and-run strengthen cases against suspects, and this example simply highlights the diligence that law enforcement members exhibit when dealing with any road-related incident.
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