Levittown, NY - April 22, 2014 - The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred at 5:45 am in Levittown on April 22, 2014.
According to Detectives, victim Robert Chapman Sr., 81, exited the bus stop on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike walking to the south side just west of Gardiners Avenue. The victim crossed the first and second lanes, as he entered the third lane he was struck by a 1991 Chevrolet Geo Prism driven by defendant James Taggart, 43, of 49 Cove Lane Levittown. The victim was pronounced at scene. The defendant’s vehicle was impounded for safety inspections. The investigation is ongoing.
Defendant Taggart is charged with DWI and will be arraigned on April 23, 2014 in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.