Woman accused on Long Island of intentionally running down pedestrian with car

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

ISLIP, N.Y. -- Police say a woman has been charged with assault for intentionally striking a pedestrian with her car.

They said Kendra Sterling hit Shaquita Passmore as she was attempting to cross Wheeler Road in Islip on the South Shore of Long Island around 5:35 p.m. Friday.

Sterling, of Brentwood, then fled the scene where the 24-year-old was involved in a multi-vehicle crash.

Police said 27-year-old Passmore, of Central Islip, was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening and facial injuries. They said there were no injuries to the drivers and passengers of the cars in the crash.

It is not known if and how the two women knew one another.

Police charged Sterling with second degree assault. She is scheduled for arraignment Saturday. It wasn't immediately known if Sterling has an attorney.