Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hit-n-run driver eyed in Country Club road rager

Hit-n-run driver eyed in Country Club road rager

By David Greene

BRONX, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 3- A 25-year-old man has surrendered in a hit-and-run in Port Morris that has left a 50 year-old woman fighting for her life.

Police say Alex Hernandez, 25, of Mott Haven, surrendered to detectives on August 27 for the hit-and-run that put Soundview resident Christina Aybar in the intensive care unit at Lincoln Hospital.

Friends of Aybar had told investigators that she had made a comment to the suspect on his driving, when he U-turned and aimed the vehicle at the group crossing East 138 Street and Bruckner Boulevard.

Aybar managed to push two male friends out of the way, when the vehicle struck her as she was on the sidewalk. The vehicle reportedly backed-up over the woman a second time before speeding away.

A day after the accident, police would release two photos of the vehicle that ran-down Aybar, taken from a surveillance camera in the area. The white 2000 Chevrolet Impala was found that same day by police in Mount Vernon.

Hernandez was initially charged with vehicular assault, failure to notify (of) an accident with injury and failure to report an accident.

The Bronx District Attorney would add the additional charges of attempted murder, assault, menacing and weapons possession and Hernandez was remanded to Rikers Island, unable to post the $200,000 bail.

Detectives have also charged Hernandez with a July, 2013 road-rage incident along Spencer Drive in Country Club, where he allegedly beat a man with a wooden cane-- before smashing the windows of the victims Honda Civic.

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