October 27, 2009
Christopher Swiridowsky Stops For No Man - Charged With Hit And Run After Fleeing Scene With Victim Still Lodged In Windshield
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Providence, R.I. (The Weekly Vice) - Christopher Swiridowsky, a 30-year-old Providence man was jailed after he allegedly ran over 3 pedestrians. He then fled the scene with one victim still lodged in his windshield.
According to Providence police, Swiridowsky ran down three pedestrians around 1:35 a.m. Sunday morning. The victims were pulled over on the side of the road on interstate 95 after being involved in an unrelated accident just minutes before.
The victims stated that Swiridowsky then drove 1.5 miles while one of the victims, 24-year-old Jose Flores impaled in his windshield before stopping the car and taking off on foot.
Investigators say the only reason Swiridowsky stopped is because he was being followed by another motorist who witnessed the accident and called 911.
Officers later found Swiridowsky hiding in a closet in his home and arrested him.
Jose Flores is being treated for life-threatening injuries, including two broken legs and a broken arm, at a Rhode Island Hospital.
28-year-old Efron Trinidad, one of the other two victims is in the ICU in critical condition. The third person, Micheal Abrams, was treated and released from the hospital
Christopher Swiridowsky was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, and eluding police. His bail was set at 25,000.
Swiridowsky also was wanted on two other warrants, one for failing to appear in a Superior Court drug case, and one charging him with embezzlement.
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