Hit-and-run Driver Injures Five on Grand Concourse

Hit-and-run Driver Injures Five on Grand Concourse
by David Greene

At least five people are recovering after a fleeing hit-and-run driver hit several vehicles and critically injuring an elderly woman crossing the busy roadway in the Mount Hope section.

Police say driver David Fennell of Connecticut first struck this SUV at East 173 Street before fleeing the scene and causing havoc along the Grand Concourse.–Photo by David Greene

Police say David Fennell’s vehicle struck several vehicles before coming to a stop in the middle of the Grand Concourse.–Photo by David Greene

Cops say David Fennell, 46, of Bridgeport, CT., was traveling northbound on the Grand Concourse, when he struck a vehicle at East 173 Street at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, May 18. Fennell fled the scene, striking several vehicles as he continued northbound.

At East 175 Street Fennell struck a vehicle stopped at a red light, that propelled the stopped automobile into the crosswalk, where it struck a 73 year-old woman who was using a walker. The flattened walker was among the many items of debris that littered the roadway.

A collapsed stroller and debris litters the roadway after a 73 year-old woman was struck and seriously injured in the Mount Hope section of the borough.–Photo by David Greene

The still-unidentified woman remains in critical condition at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Fennell was charged with reckless endangerment, assault and leaving the scene of an accident, officials say additional charges could be added at a later date.

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