Plattsburgh, NY- Police in Plattsburgh have arrested a man in connection to Monday’s hit-and-run crash that sent a child to the hospital.
Michael Yando, 39, faces a Class A misdemeanor charge for leaving the scene of a crash.
Police say Yando was driving through a crosswalk at the intersection of Brinkerhoff and Oak Street when he hit the boy just before 3 p.m. Police said Yando did not stop.
Plattsburgh City Police Captain Peter Mitchell said drivers should be extra careful around busy crosswalks. Mitchell said, “Children can move fast. Need to take that extra time to see what’s in front of you and proceed with caution through an intersection.”
The boy was brought to Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, but has since been released.
Plattsburgh City Police expressed their thanks to people who helped find the car and the driver and said that security footage helped lead to the arrest.