Man Wanted For Hitting Williamsburg Kid With Moped Surrenders to Police

By Hamodia Staff

BROOKLYN — A hit-and-run moped rider wanted for allegedly passing a stopped school bus and hitting a child in Williamsburg last week has turned himself in to police.

At 5:30 p.m. last  Wednesday, the yeshiva school bus was dropping off children at Harrison Avenue between Heyward Street and Rutledge Street. A moped rider blew past the bus, and struck a nine-year-old just getting off the bus. The moped rider fled the scene.

The child was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. A source close to the family told Hamodia he returned home Friday and, though still suffering from injuries, is “recovering nicely.”

The 90th Precinct circulated a poster of the suspect.

On Friday, Carlos Echezuria-Abreu, 27, of Brownsville, turned himself in at the 90th Precinct, in the presence of his attorney. Echezuria-Abreu is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury, reckless driving, failure to obey traffic device, and two counts of failure to stop for school bus.

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