Victims' Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New YorkThe 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.
Judge Nixes Plea Deal In Fatal Hit-And-Run On Long IslandA 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.
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.
Family Of L.I. Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash Shaken In CourtKaren 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.
L.I. Family Urges Hit-And-Run Driver To SurrenderKaren 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.
Woman Critically Injured In Long Island Hit-And-RunA 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.