WOODSIDE — A Bronx man plowed into a pedestrian last Thursday night and tried to flee the scene before being pulled over by police, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
At 11:15 p.m. at 69th Street and Broadway, Thomas Matthew, 74, drove his 2001 Hyundai into another man who was crossing the street, according to a criminal complaint filed by the DA’s office. An officer from the 105th Precinct observed the collision and saw Matthew continue driving, the complaint said.
When Matthew was pulled over, he said, “I don’t know what I hit. Something fell from the sky,” the complaint said. The pedestrian suffered fractures in both his legs, the DA’s office said.
Matthew was arraigned last Thursday night, the DA’s office said. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison. His next court date is March 5.
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