UB Student Sentenced for Hit-and-Run That Injured Another Student

Modified: July 31, 2019 10:25am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Hannah Christensen of Clifton Park, N.Y. has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to a conditional discharge and 150 hours of community service.

During the evening of November 1, 2018, the defendant was driving on Hadley Road on the North Campus of the University of Buffalo when she hit a female student with her vehicle. The defendant left the scene and never reported the incident.

The victim, who is a UB student, was walking in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash. The student was admitted to ECMC for several months for the head injuries she sustained.

In May 2019, Christensen pleaded guilty to one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, a Class “A” misdemeanor.

DA Flynn commends Investigators Wayne Colton and Daniel Jay of the UB Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Paul J. Glascott of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau.