Man Charged in Hit-and-Run of Bicyclist in Garrison

Rockland County man allegedly left the scene

A Rockland County man has been charged after he allegedly struck a bicyclist with his car and then left the scene without stopping. Ricardo McKay, 71, of 4 Greendale Road in New City, is accused of hitting a 52-year-old Cold Spring woman as she rode along Route 9D in Garrison on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, McKay was driving a Toyota sedan at about 2 p.m. southbound on Route 9D near the intersection of Old Manitou Road when his car overtook the bicyclist. As McKay passed, his car allegedly struck her left shoulder and left hip.

The Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded, but the bicyclist declined to go to the hospital.

After gathering debris from the scene and recordings from security cameras in the area, Deputies Christopher Tompkins and Matthew Monroe identified McKay as the alleged hit-and-run driver. He was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a Class A misdemeanor, and unsafe passing of a bicycle, a traffic infraction.

McKay is scheduled to answer the charges in Philipstown Justice Court on Oct. 5. If convicted on the misdemeanor charge, he could face up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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