A Bayonne man was sentenced to 180 days in jail, five years probation and two years loss of license today for causing the death of a 72-year-old woman while driving with a suspended license in 2016.
JERSEY CITY — A Bayonne man was sentenced to 180 days in jail, five years probation and two years loss of license today for causing the death of a 72-year-old woman while driving with a suspended license in 2016.
“My heart has been ripped out of me,” said Phebe Rodriguez, the oldest daughter of Mary Ann Koszyk, who was walking across the intersection of 32nd Street and Broadway on Nov. 11, 2016, when struck by a pickup truck driven by Nicholas D. Flett, 26.
“I can still not comprehend what happened,” she said as she stood beside a large picture of her mother in court. “I am selfish. I do not want to share her even with God.”
Rodriguez praised the qualities of her mother and described the pain brought upon her family by a man who should not have been driving. She then turned her ire at Flett directly.
“I do not care to hear an apology now,” the daughter continued emotionally. “You are a fake. You are a phony. You are a manipulator and a sneak and a liar. I hope you cannot live with what you did to me and my family.”
At 7:43 p.m. on the night of the incident, police received a call that a pedestrian was struck at the intersection by what was later described as a gray Ford F-150 pickup truck. Koszyk was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about a half-hour later, police said.
Rodriguez said the impact wedged her mother under another vehicle and it took emergency responders 20 minutes …read more
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