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Man Who Mowed Down Woman Twice Charged With Attempted Murder, Officials Say

By Eddie Small | August 28, 2014 2:12pm
 A car hit Aybar by Bruckner Boulevard and 138th Street on Aug. 18.
A car hit Aybar by Bruckner Boulevard and 138th Street on Aug. 18.
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MOTT HAVEN — A Bronx man was charged with attempted murder for driving his car onto a sidewalk and smashing into a woman twice before fleeing the scene, according to court documents.

The hit-and-run occurred around 1 p.m. on Aug. 18 by Bruckner Boulevard and 138th Street, when 25-year-old Alex Hernandez made a U-turn and began driving toward the victim, Christine Aybar, after yelling at her, the criminal complaint says.

Aybar and Henry Maldonado, who was with her at the time, tried to get out of the way of the Chevy Impala, but Hernandez drove up onto the sidewalk.

He hit Aybar with the front passenger side of his vehicle and when she then fell down, Hernandez ran over her and drove away, court documents say.

Aybar suffered several shattered ribs, two collapsed lungs and severe head trauma, according to the complaint.

Hernandez was also arrested on Aug. 27 for a July 2013 incident in The Bronx, when he hit a man in the body and face with a wooden cane and smashed the windows of the victim's 1992 Honda Civic, court documents say.

Hernandez was being held at Rikers in lieu of $200,000 bail and is due back in court on Friday, Aug. 29. He also faces assault, menacing and weapons possession for the Aug. 19 incident.

His lawyer, Mark Ludon Brown of Bronx Defenders, did not respond to a request for comment.