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Hit-and-run case preliminary hearing waived by accused

Adrienne McCrae is the woman from Ridley Park who was accused with crash last April 21 that forfeited the leg of a young bicyclist. Last Monday, she waived her preliminary hearing on all charges.

Prosecutors proved that 25-years-old McCrae went into two separate bars prior to driving her Ford 150 F that night of the crash. She was going west along Chester Pike at around 10:50 o’clock that evening when she struck Christopher Brooks, age 18, who was biking and then fled the scene.

Young Brooks is a high school student at Ridley who sustained serious injuries from the crash that had his right leg below the knee amputated.

Last Monday, suspect McCrae appeared before Jack D. Lippart, Magisterial District Judge. She was handcuffed and garbed in the usual drab prison uniform. She informed the magistrate that she was renouncing her privilege for the prelim hearing on the following charges: (1) of conspiracy; (2) personal injury; (3) hindering prosecution; (3) fabricating physical evidence; and (4) telling false reports.

The same thing happened five weeks ago whenTy Winsheimer, McCrae’s co-conspirator and boyfriend during the crash, also relinquished his preliminary hearing. He is charged with the following: (1) of conspiracy; (2) hindering prosecution; (3) fabricating physical evidence as he allegedly helped McCrae concealed the Ford 150 F truck and then lying to investigators. Winsheimer, who served previously as a police officer in Virginia, is free after giving an unsecured bail for $25,000.

Prosecutors claimed that a crash witness saw that it was a gray or silver Ford F-150 that hit Brooks and then fled west on Chester Pike. Investigators were able to retrieve evidences at the crash scene and other leads that identified McCrae as the driver of the striking vehicle.

Investigators interviewed McCrae and Winsheimer when the former acknowledged that she regularly drove the pick-up truck registered to her father, but denied her involvement in the crash as she was in Virginia for two or three weeks. Both refused to tell the exact whereabouts of the vehicle and to answer any more questions.

Some witnesses informed police that McCrae was drinking in two separate bars before the crash. A witness told police that McCrae was seen leaving Dolan’s Bar in Ridley Park in a hurry and close to the time of the crash.

During a subsequent interview, Winsheimer admitted that he lied to the police and stated that McCrae admitted to hitting the victim. He assisted McCrae to hide truck at the back of her father’s house on the night of the crash then later drove it to a NJ storage facility where it was stored until April 26 when it was driven in Virginia.

Last July 9, the duo was arrested.

Authorities mentioned that Brooks is recuperating in his home is reportedly stable, aside from facing several surgeries soon.

McCrae remained at Delco County prison and scheduled to be formally arraigned on Dec. 3 in Media.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: Delco Times Com

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