A retired NYPD officer who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison on Tuesday.
Parent Wendy Lantigua has started a petition to get buses for all Division Avenue High School students living south of Hempstead Turnpike.
The mother of 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin is distraught and heartbroken as she prepares for her daughter’s funeral.
A retired NYPD officer charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown faced a judge Tuesday.
Bryanna Soplin, 13, who had Down syndrome, unknowingly left her family’s home and was crossing Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue when she was hit by a minivan just after midnight Sunday, police said.
A driver plowed into a teenage girl and killed her while she crossed a Long Island road early Sunday morning, authorities said. Police are still search searching for the motorist.
Seventeen high school students suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon, after an accident on Long Island.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.
The bumps and holes are nearly impossible to avoid in the road’s right hand lane where many drivers were left clutching their steering wheels and hoping to avoid flat tires.
The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday on a Nassau County Inter-Express Bus on the N6 line headed east on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.
Ivey Dixon, 27, was arraigned on a second-degree assault charge. Bond was set at $15,000.
Police on Monday were investigating an attack on a bus driver on Long Island, which allegedly happened after a woman got mad that the bus did not make an unscheduled stop.
A 14-year-old girl is hospitalized in stable condition after she was mowed down by a hit-and-run driver and then accidentally struck by two other cars.
James Howley, 46, was arrested Sunday on assault, attempted robbery and other charges, Nassau County police said.
A flood watch is in effect until Tuesday morning for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and parts of New York, including New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau and Rockland counties.