REPORT FROM RAMAPO PD
At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Ramapo Police responded to the intersection of Carlton Road and Sands Point Road in the Monsey area of Ramapo, for a motor vehicle accident where two pedestrians had been struck while crossing the street.
The car was travelling south Sands Point Rd. as the two people were crossing Carlton Rd. in the crosswalk, when they were struck by the front bumper of the car, knocking them both to the ground. The driver stopped to ask if they were ok, and then left the scene of the accident without exchanging information or calling the police. One of the stuck pedestrians was able to get the license plate number and called Hatzolah Ambulance, who then called for the police.
Police on the scene were able to locate and identify the driver of the vehicle:
Michael Gartenberg, a 68 year old male, of 132 W. Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY.
He was operating a 2008 Toyota sedan.
He was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in crosswalk, a traffic infraction and also ticketed for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, which is an unclassified misdemeanor of the vehicle and traffic law.
The pedestrians are identified as Shlomoh Katz, 43-year-old male from Monsey, NY and Rivca Katz,, a 36 year old female also from Monsey. Shlomoh complained of lower leg pain, and Rivca complained of upper leg pain. Both were evaluated and released by Hatzolah at the scene for minor injuries, and neither party wished to go to the hospital.