Man arrested in crash that injured woman on the Upper East Side


MANHATTAN, NY – Police said an allegedly impaired driver has been arrested in connection with a collision that injured a woman in Manhattan last week, according to Patch Upper East Side.

The accident happened Thursday morning on the Upper East Side in the area of York Avenue and East 68th Street. Investigators determined that a 71-year-old woman was walking across York Avenue at about 6:20 a.m. when she was struck by a Toyota Rav-4 making a right turn from East 68th Street.

The victim was severely injured and taken to New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Sebastian Rzepka of Staten Island, stayed at the scene. He was taken into custody and booked by the NYPD on charges of operating vehicle while impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired.

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