2009-03-13 / Top Stories

Police Arrest Hit and Run Driver

Victim In Critical Condition
By Nicholas Briano

An Arverne man who left the scene of an accident last Sunday was arrested this week for allegedly hitting a pedestrian crossing the street, leaving the man in critical condition, according to police.

Richard Parker, 62, was driving eastbound along Beach Channel Drive at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday night when he allegedly struck a 53-year-old man at the intersection of Beach 38 Street. Parker's tan van was observed fleeing the scene, which led to his arrest.

Parker lives a few blocks away on Beach 43 Street and is awaiting arraignment. He will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, according to police.

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