White Plains Man Charged With Fleeing Scene Of Accident On Hutch

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 Police charged a White Plains man with leaving a serious accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Thursday.
Police charged a White Plains man with leaving a serious accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway Thursday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Geovanny Flores, 28, of Hall Avenue, White Plains.
Geovanny Flores, 28, of Hall Avenue, White Plains.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Police have charged a White Plains man for leaving the scene of a multi-car accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway on Thursday night, police said. 

The accident closed Exit 23 as police searched on ground and air for the 28-year-old suspect, Daily Voice reported.

Geovanny Flores, 28, of Hall Avenue in White Plains was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, a felony; reckless endangerment, second degree, and reckless driving, police said.

Flores was found in the village of Mamaroneck about 4:30 a.m. and taken into custody, according to police. He was booked at county police headquarters and held overnight pending arraignment today in White Plains City Court.

The drivers of the two other vehicles both suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident, according to police. One was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and the other to White Plains Hospital Center.

A vehicle traveling northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway exited the parkway at Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains at a high rate of speed at approximately 10:58 p.m. on Thursday, police said. The driver lost control at the bottom of the ramp and collided with another vehicle that was traveling on Mamaroneck Avenue, police said.

The driver then made a U-turn and attempted to flee the scene by driving the wrong way up the exit ramp and collided with a second vehicle while doing so, police said.

The driver, whose vehicle had overturned following the second collision, then fled on foot from the area, according to police. He was found after an extensive search that included county police canines and the county police Aviation Unit helicopter.  The county police were also assisted in the search by officers from White Plains, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale and Harrison.

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Only reason to run is that driver was drunk and needs time for alcohol to get out of bloodstream. It is hard not to be caught once the car is left at scene unless stolen. I once got hit waiting for a light to change on Bryant. Pick up hit me and another car and sped away. Two cars turned around and went after truck. One car had an off duty policeman, who caught up with driver. Teen driving pick up didn't have license on him and it was his bosses truck. No tickets were issued to Teen driver and that I could not forgive WP police for. He left the scene of an accident. One has 24 hours to show license proof, so not having license on one's person is not a crime but leaving the scene was. Other police came and there was a report. People need to be held accountable. These wrong way driving incidents seem more common but maybe cause of the accidents. Drivers often go the wrong way on WP streets and luckily no one has gotten hurt. But the driver gets away and these incidents are becoming more and more common. Bicycles doing wrong way also get away with it and going on sidewalks as well as going through lights. Hard to catch bike riders. On 22 bicyclists take over whole lanes and go through lights. Very bad.