WHEATLEY HEIGHTS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman faces Leandra’s law charges after crashing her car with her 3-year-old son in the back seat, according to police.
Cristi Rivas, 38, of Deer Park, was driving a 2007 Mercedes Benz GL450 in Wheatley Heights when she rear-ended a 2013 Honda Odyssey at around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to police.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Announces COVID Vaccine Eligibility Expanding To Teachers, More Essential Workers
Rivas and her 3-year-old son was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. According to police, Rivas and Khizar Kahram, who was driving the hit vehicle, were treated for minor injuries.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package
Rivas’ son did not appear injured and was released to a family member, police said.MORE NEWS: COVID Anniversary: New York Marks 1 Year Since 1st Case, With Vaccine Hope On Horizon
Rivas’ vehicle was impounded and a police investigation is ongoing.