CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island, New York — A judge presiding over the trial of a woman who ran over a pedestrian ruled that the 911 call the motorist made and a video recording that captured the interaction between the motorist and the driver which ended tragically when the motorist ran the pedestrian over. According to an article appearing in the New York Post, the transcript of the 911 call made by the frantic driver indicates that the driver admitted to running the victim down and possibly running over the woman’s head. News reporters stood nearby and recorded the interaction between the driver and pedestrian. The recording captured the moment when the car ran over the victim. These items that document the scene in real-time will be played for the jury during the criminal trial.
The interaction between the pedestrian and motorist began when the motorist complained about a memorial constructed near her property. Mourners built the memorial as a tribute to two teenagers. The pedestrian was the mother of one of the teens who died. An argument ensued between the 59-year-old driver and the 50-year-old pedestrian. The 59-year-old woman drove into the street, and the 50-year-old woman followed. The news footage shows the pedestrian near the driver’s window yelling at the driver. The driver then pulled forward, knocking the woman to the ground. The front and rear tires on the driver’s side ran over the woman.
The driver stopped and called 911. The 911 call was recorded, as are all 911 calls. The judge ruled that the jurors will listen to the driver’s 911 call in court as part of the evidence in the case. During the call, the woman admitted to running the woman over and exclaimed that the woman is dead. The driver also tells the 911 operator that she was attacked. Jurors will also have the opportunity to watch the footage captured by a news photographer who was present to report on the memorial scheduled to take place later that evening. The trial is ongoing.
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