Woman Charged in Hit and Run in Wyoming County

TUNKHANNOCK -- A woman has been charged for a hit and run that severely injured a bicyclist in Tunkhannock back in April.

Kecia Magdin was in district court in Wyoming County early Monday morning. She is accused of hitting Andrew Razawich back in April as he rode his bicycle along Bridge Street in Tunkhannock.

Rich Jones tells Newswatch 16, he heard a loud bang outside of his house on Bridge Street and knew something was wrong.

“I looked out, saw a pickup truck face up to that tree and thought the truck ran into the tree, and it became pretty apparent it was a little more serious than that,” said Rich Jones of Tunkhannock.

According to police, Andrew Razawich was riding along Bridge Street when he was struck by a vehicle and thrown into the air, suffering serious injuries.

Police say Magdin then took off and was later identified by witnesses. When questioned by police, she lied, telling them she hit a deer. Court papers show her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

“I mean, what would you do in a situation like that? I really don’t know. You would think that you probably would stop. What was going through her mind who knows,” said Jones.

Tunkhannock borough police say they needed to conduct a thorough investigation involving crash reconstruction and a lot of paperwork, which is why it took three months to file charges against Magdin.

“The blood tests, the crash report from the state police is about 14 pages long with all the evidence, and it takes them time to do,” said Corporal Robert Roberts with Tunkhannock police.

Police want this to serve as an example of what happens when you drink and drive.

“There is a responsibility for the actions you take in Tunkhannock borough as there is everywhere, and the alleged use of using controlled substances while operating a vehicle is probably not a good idea anyway,” said Roberts.

16 comments

  • Larry Stokes

    They can all afford booze, smokes and dope, but cannot afford a decent set of clothes. Eff these jamokes

  • Kb

    My Mother was also a victim from this scums intoxicated actions !she almost took my mothers life away from her 6 kids and 4 grandkids ! I hope she gets the book thrown at her. I will not keep my mouth shut about what has happened until she gets what she deserves and my mother gets some kind of justice! How many more times is she going to do this? In my eyes they need to put her away for a long time before someone gets killed! My mother is suffering to this day . I’m sick of this scum!

  • Larry Stokes

    I really get a kick out of tuff Tony there walking alongside her wearing his Sundays best. However I do blame the court systems in this Commonwealth for allowing these dirt merchants to appear in court in that manner. The courts should require a dress code that must be adhered to. Period. This guy looks like he’s headed to a honkey tonight let alone a court proceeding.

    • El Ma

      Larry Stokes, I agree – there was once a time when appearing in Court meant that one either dressed in their best, or they borrowed someone else’s. This is just a reflection of the current social climate: no respect for themselves, or even for the Law.

      If I had to be a judge, I wouldn’t allow anyone into my courtroom looking like they had been shot out of a cannon through the dumpster outside of a thrift shop to see what stuck and what didn’t. Absolutely appalling, and I don’t give one hoot whether these people could “afford” better attire, or not. They sure could afford the booze for the hit-and-run, right? How much would CLEAN and appropriate jeans and a t-shirt cost? And, what’s with HER festive dress? Isn’t a hit-and-run sort of a somber event?

      eugh

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Jesus Jethro, can’t you wear something a little nicer to your baby momma’ sentencing than a Walmart wife beater?

  • We are in Trouble

    Poster children for what has been going downhill quickly in our society for decades. To McCracken’s point below—nothing screams “I don’t give a s**t” to a judge more than showing up in court looking like that. Lack of respect for the court, lack of self-respect, lack of accountability, lack of responsibility—-all elements of this case and the perp and her significant other. It’s not just Frackville or Wyoming County—it’s everywhere. I often wonder if it’s an issue of not having mirrors in your home or if people’s lack of self respect and low self-esteem drive behavior like these two have shown; including the leaving the scene of an accident charge for her. He is a reflection of her and he looks like a ‘grub’ in any social setting, or to the store or feed mill for that matter (he obviously couldn’t care less), but to wear clothes like that to a court hearing? Yikes. Stupid people are everywhere.

    • El Ma

      Sit outside of ANY county courthouse and be amazed at how people dress themselves to face a judge (or, jury). It’s incredible to me that we, as a society and culture, have sunk this low and that driving drunk is still in full swing in spite of ALL of the efforts to “edumakate” and inform people of the consequences.

      Anyone who strikes another human being with a motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol should spend no less than 8 years behind bars and face mountains of fines and restitution to be paid to the State to assist victims of hit-and-run events.

      (face-palm) What a world……..

  • Cb

    This is not the first time she almost took someone’s life for being under the influence. It’s about time she gets what she deserves!

  • Lance

    Put her on a bike and have someone drive into her. Maybe back up once or twice. Then leave the scene and leave her for the turkey vultures

  • Huggy

    Ever see that commercial for Joe Nahas, Attorney? She mught need a good attorney like him. Slender guy, odd mustache

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