Yonkers Woman, 85, Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (CBS 2/AP) — An 85-year-old Yonkers woman was arrested and faces criminal charges in the hit and run death of a Bronxville school official this week.

Bridget Gambone said nothing after being fingerprinted and posing for a mug shot at Bronxville Village Court on Friday. She faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.

Police said Gambone was driving on Kraft Avenue Thursday night when she struck 59-year-old Sheryl Chasin and fled the scene.

Chasin was a widely respected administrator with Yonkers schools.

Police said the driver struck Chasin twice.

“Witness statements and investigation reveal that Mrs. Gambone stopped her vehicle, backed up over Ms. Chasin, then fled the scene,” Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale said.

A second driver ran over Chasin while she was lying on the roadway but stopped at the scene and was not charged.

Police said alcohol or drugs did not appear to have played a role in the death, but they are awaiting blood test results from both drivers.

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  • disgusted

    Why isn’t she in jail? She backed up over the woman she hit, while she was lying in the road… showing depraved indifference to the injury she caused another. If she was in her 20s and drunk, or heaven forbid an illegal immigrant, the lynch mobs would be gathering. Bottom line, after age 65 mandatory road test in order to renew your license. If you can’t pass, you shouldn’t be on the road.

  • Marden Braga

    I’M SORRY, BUT This WOMAN SHOULD BE IN JAIL ALSO BE CHARGES FOR CRIMINAL in the hit and run death of a Bronxville school, and MURDER!

  • Marden Braga


  • Chassidish FishZaft

    come on, these guys are damn right. old people are sometimes not able to drive well, and it should be the law that they just don’t drive. if the law does not comply with logic because we must be ‘politically correct’ than just F political correctness but at least we save some lives. the law should require them to undergo some testing to assure they are able to drive safely. perhaps they should get totally free public transportation.

  • otto

    Thanks Patch :)

    I assume you are hoping that I am run over by a senior citizen who should not be driving any longer.

    Just FYI … it is bad karma to wish that upon me. Sorry bro, I don’t make the rules.

  • patch

    i hope youre next otto

  • otto

    Everybody gets so very upset about drunk driving …

    … yet we have these 80+ year old drivers out there in their rolling death machines with worse impairment than someone who is double-drunk …

    … yet the issue of senior citizen drivers is never addressed because we have to be extra sensitive when it comes to the elderly …

    … because “they don’t want to lose their independence” …

    Bridget Gambone should be denied bail, placed in max security prison, put in general population, and never again see the light of day. She’s done … finished … game over … lights out … good riddance.

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