The lawsuit, filed by civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, alleges Charles Polevich drove recklessly back in February and was inattentive when he fatally Robert Maraj who was walking on a street in Long Island. Police say after striking the 64-year-old, Polevich walked over to him, asked if he was okay and then fled the scene later concealing his Volvo in a garage at his residence.
Crump tweeted this after filing the lawsuit against Charles Polevich that not only was he reckless and foolhardy in hitting Maraj, but he was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help. He went on Polevich’s behavior was criminal, lily-livered and immoral. He will be held responsible for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s death.
Polevich was charged with two felonies- leaving the scene of an accident that led to death and tampering with or suppressing physical evidence.
Polevich pled not guilty and is free on a $250,000 bond.