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.