Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced that a man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison in the death of a 51-year-old pedestrian who was struck in a crosswalk during the early morning hours of March 2.
According to police, Paddy Flynn, of Toms River, was sentenced on September 8 to a prison term of 3 years for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of Michael Bergamasco, 51, of Whippany.
The sentence was imposed after Flynn pleaded guilty on July 14, to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in death.
The defendant was charged following an investigation by the Metuchen Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office which determined that on March 2, at approximately 9:01 am, Flynn was driving a white Ford F 250 pickup truck when he struck the 51-year old utility worker in the crosswalk at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Grove Avenue. Flynn then fled the scene.
The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and later died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.