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.