Karen Benjamin

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and families of victims of fatal hit-and-runs holds a news conference Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Victims’ Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New York

The families, accompanied by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and state senators, demanded that the maximum sentence be increased from seven to 15 years for hit-and-run drivers.

01/20/2015

Karen Benjamin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging in Mount Sinai in June 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Nixes Plea Deal In Fatal Hit-And-Run On Long Island

A suspect in a deadly hit-and-run case on Long Island headed to court Monday thinking his plea deal was a done deal. But the judge shocked everyone by refusing to sentence the suspect.

01/13/2014

Karen Benjamin died a month after she was hit by a hit-and-run driver in Mount Sinai, Long Island. (credit: handout)

Family Of Hit-And-Run Victim Hopes Their Pain Will Drive Change

Karen Benjamin was killed by a hit-and-run driver on a Mount Sinai road in June. The suspect faces less than two years in prison.

08/09/2013

Karen Benjamin died a month after she was hit by a hit-and-run driver in Mount Sinai, Long Island. (credit: handout)

Family Of L.I. Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash Shaken In Court

Karen Benjamin, 56, was struck by a BMW as she was jogging in Mount Sinai on June 23. She suffered a severe head injury and remained comatose until she died a month later.

07/31/2013

Karen Benjamin

L.I. Family Urges Hit-And-Run Driver To Surrender

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.

06/24/2013

Mt. Sinai Accident

Woman Critically Injured In Long Island Hit-And-Run

A woman was struck and critically injured Sunday in a hit-and-run accident in Suffolk County, and the search for the driver continued in the nighttime hours.

06/23/2013