CLARKSTOWN: Hit-and-Run Claims Life of 18-Year-Old Central Nyack Teen

A tragic incident in Central Nyack claimed the life of an 18-year-old teenager when the victim was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The victim was walking along a street when the driver, without offering any assistance, fled the scene. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, the teenager sadly succumbed to their injuries, leaving their family and friends devastated. Chevra Kedisha services were not needed in this tragic incident.

An eyewitness who remained at the scene recounted observing a white SUV in front of their vehicle, traveling southbound on Rt. 303 in the right-hand lane. According to the witness, the SUV appeared to have hit something on the road and continued in a southerly direction before the witness pulled over. They discovered the teen in the roadway and promptly called 911.

The Clarkstown Police Department Accident Investigation Team promptly responded to the scene and conducted their investigation, resulting in the closure of that section of Rt. 303 for several hours. Meanwhile, while the investigation was ongoing, Patrick J. Sharkey III, a 35-year-old resident of Garnerville, arrived at Clarkstown Police headquarters to report that he had been involved in a collision with someone on Route 303 earlier, as stated by Peters.

Following his admission, Sharkey was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
– Operator leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death (felony)
– Aggravated unlicensed operation with permanent revocation (felony)
– Circumvention of an interlock device

He was subsequently arraigned and held on a $50,000 bond.


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