24-Year-Old Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Faces Serious Charges
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Justice is being served.
The motorist involved in that fatal hit-and-run on the Bowery Monday night is facing the music. As previously reported, Danny Lin was driving northbound in his 2001 BMW sedan when he struck Robert Perry just north of Rivington. Cops said he was going double the recently-imposed speed limit of 25 mph.
Lin reportedly faces charges of negligent homicide after fleeing the scene, and eventually colliding with a fire hydrant around the corner on Stanton Street.
The identity of the victim was not officially released by the 5th Precinct, but we know him as 57-year-old Robert Perry, a longtime resident of the Bowery Mission. The organization noted in a press statement:
Robert was a charter member of The Bowery Mission’s photography club, producing haunting photographs taken from his life’s perspective. In his artist’s statement, Robert reminded us, “I want people to hear my story, hear my cry… We are looked at like dirt, but we are somebody.” Tonight, we remember Robert not as a “homeless man,” but as a child of God, with a name, a story, and gifts to offer the world.
The police are trying to get in touch with the family, and the Bowery Mission is planning a memorial for Perry in the coming days.