A 76-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested on criminally negligent murder and different fees in the hit-run crash that left a 4-year-old useless and a 6-year-old damage in Brooklyn earlier this year, the NYPD stated Thursday.
Yehiel Guzi, of Old Tappan, is also accused of leaving the scene of an accident ensuing in demise and performing in a fashion injurious to a toddler youthful than 17 in the Jan. 4 9 a.m. crash on 67th Street close to Bensonhurst’s P.S. 205 Clarion School.
It wasn’t instantly clear if Guzi had retained an lawyer, nor was it recognized how the NYPD related the New Jersey man to the case.
At the time of the accident, police had stated the driving force, now believed to be Guzi, was heading south when he struck the 2 boys. Video exhibits the van come to a cease 30 yards from the scene of the accident and wait for nearly 10 seconds, earlier than taking off. The driver would voluntarily return to speak with police shortly after, nevertheless. Police stated he was unaware he had even hit a toddler, not to mention two.
The 4-year-old, recognized as Yoshi Balaban, of Staten Island, was pronounced useless on the scene. The 6-year-old was taken to a hospital in crucial situation however had been anticipated to outlive. No replace on his standing was given Thursday.
Hours after the accident, volunteers had been seen scrubbing the blood off the road on the scene of the incident — a busy spot on college mornings with public college children heading into their college on one aspect of the road and spiritual college college students headed into the yeshiva on the opposite.
It was not clear which college the scholars had been attending or if the van that struck them was transporting different kids on the time. Similar vans had been seen selecting up college students from the yeshiva after college, hours later. A consultant of the college declined to remark.