MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman was struck and left in the road to die over the weekend, and on Monday, her family was seeking justice as she battled for her life.
As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, Karen Benjamin, 56, of Coram was jogging around 11 a.m. Sunday on Canal Road in Mount Sinai when she was struck by a car, police said. The driver fled the scene.
The medical assistant, mother of two and marathon runner was fighting for her life and was in a coma Monday, after undergoing brain surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, her daughter told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
She suffered head and chest injuries when the speeding car rounded a curve and hit her with such force that she was left unrecognizable. The driver never slowed.