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.