Mount Vernon man charged in Bronx hit-and-run

A Mount Vernon man has been arrested after police say he fled the scene after striking a teenager who was riding a bicycle in the Bronx.



Police say the incident occurred on 223rd Street in the Bronx at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.



Officials apprehended the alleged driver, Kabiru Mohammed, only a few miles away on Dunham Street.



They say Mohammed was driving northbound on Jerome Avenue and made a right turn onto 233rd Street. Investigators say he then crossed over the double yellow lines and struck the 15-year-old bicyclist.



The victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition with a broken jaw, broken right leg and head injuries.



Mohammed has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.



 


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