New York: CBS News report gives further details of crash which left two small children seriously injured and Harlow man Thomas Robb arrested
Crime / Tue 2nd Aug 2022 pm31 05:17pm
A CBS news report has gone into further details surrounding the circumstances of a crash in New York state which left two children, aged six and seven, critically injured and a Harlow man under arrest.
As we reported on Monday, Orangetown Police said Thomas Robb, 20, of Harlow, was driving the wrong way in a southerly direction on a one-way section of Greenbush Road in Blauvelt.
A detailed film report by Tony Aiello of CBS News including interviews with eye-witnesses and further details of what happened can be found below.
We understand that there were three others (UK nationals) in the car with Robb. According to reports, they fled the scene but that, in USA, is not an offence.
Robb was charged with assault, leaving the scene of an incident with serious physical injury, reckless endangerment, and reckless driving.
We have asked for an update on condition of children.
News item, courtesy of CBS New York is below.
On the news report they said "Harlow a suburb of London" well that's not far from the truth, but we'll give it a couple more years before it happens.
Your report says to flee the scene in USA is not an offence this contradicts the CBS report in link that says it’s a felony with up to 4 years in jail . You might want to check the implication of leaving the scene in USA as you have reported it incorrect .
To Betsy, the Editor is referring to the passengers fleeing the scene is not illegal in the USA. It is illegal for the driver to flee the scene.
Shoddy reporting here - in some states - fleeing the scene is in fact illegal. Also, it’s important to note the difference between jail and prison. These are two very different things.