Orchard Park Man Arrested in Hit and Run of Pregnant Woman

September 27, 2013 Updated May 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- As expecting mother Lynette Venezia, 44, remains in a drug-induced coma, hospitalized in critical condition at ECMC, Buffalo Police officials announced they have charged the man accused of running her down in a hit and run accident.

Andrew Siwy, 35, of Orchard Park, was arraigned in Buffalo City Court on Friday afternoon on a single felony charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

Siwy pleaded not guilty after he turned himself in to police earlier in the day.

Police say Siwy was driving a Ford F-350 pickup truck on Abbott Road and struck Venezia as she crossed the street with her husband.

The South Buffalo woman is five-months pregnant. The unborn child remains in good health, family members said.

Siwy is being held on $50,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 27.