Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A pediatrician flees after running over woman and her father

Dr. Sam Leuzzi, a pediatrician in Staten Island (NYC), was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a father and his 6-year-old daughter while they were walking their dog across the street.

The family and relatives of the victims told the New York Post, who felt betrayed that a medical man could practice such “calculation of evil.”

According to the police, at 5:10 in the afternoon on January 9, Dr. Leuzzi, 66, ran into Guy Seth (51) and his daughter Zoey, who was sitting on his father’s shoulders, in his GMC truck on Busy Arthur Kill and Drumgoole roads in Greenridge. At the time they walked, the family’s pet Yorkie, Coco, was unharmed.

The girl fractured her skull, which required surgery, and the father also suffered a concussion. None of them remember being hit.said the family’s lawyer, Ravi Batra.

“He (the father, Guy) kept holding her while they were being beaten. This probably saved his life.“Batra said about the accident.

“My daughter thinks her father is dead,” said mother Gosia Seth, 40, adding that the woman saw her father unconscious and bleeding from the head.

Dr. Leuzzi is a resident of Middletown (NJ) and has a thriving practice in the Grant City section of Staten Island. He was arrested the day after the accident and accused of leaving the area without informing him.a misdemeanor violation of right of way and due care laws, according to the criminal complaint.

“When you think of a pediatrician, you think of ‘trust.’ Accidents can happen. But wouldn’t you stay and help if you had medical knowledge? I still can’t process it. “I can’t believe this,” repeated the mother and wife of the victims.

Leuzzi He pleaded “not guilty,” was released on parole, and has since returned to work. His lawyer, Joseph Corozzo, insisted that the doctor “remained at the scene treating the two injured men” and was waiting for the ambulance to take them to the hospital.

“The NYPD and the District Attorney’s Office have provided evidence that shows it was an accident that happened during a terrible and violent storm. “The evidence further establishes that Dr. Leuzzi remained at the scene and spoke with the officers,” the defense attorney added.

The Staten Island District Attorney’s Office declined to comment “beyond what is contained in the criminal complaint.”

All charges are mere accusations, and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The authorities recall that drivers who drive at excessive speed and/or under the influence of alcohol and drugs will not be allowed to do so.

Traffic accidents are a big challenge in New York, and in many cases, the drivers flee. This “Vision Zero” road safety plan was created in 2014 by former Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists with the goal of zero deaths in 2024. According to the NYPD, cyclist deaths increased by 260% in the first six months of 2023 and by 325% since the implementation of the “Vision Zero” plan in 2014.

Last month, Governor Hochul signed the “Angelic Law,” intended to keep drivers with prior suspensions off the road by charging repeat offenders who operate vehicles after committing five or more traffic violations resulting in prior suspensions or recovery as a crime.

Last week, Lourdes Camilo, a 53-year-old mother, died after being hit by two cars in the Bronx (NYC). One of the drivers fled. No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the website crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.

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