Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pleasantville Man Found Guilty of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident

MAYS LANDING A Pleasantville man was found guilty of leaving the scene of a fatal accident that claimed the life of an 88-year-old Atlantic City woman in 2011, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain stated.
On Thursday, Aug. 22, an Atlantic County jury convicted Jean A. Sene, 54, of second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
On December 3, 2011, Sene was involved in a fatal accident which resulted in the death of Bu Do Jo. While crossing the1300 block of Pacific Avenue, Jo was allegedly struck by a taxicab driven by Sene and then fatally struck by a jitney. After the accident Sene fled the scene.

Following the accident, Sene continued to operate his cab and was stopped by police two and half hours later and charged with Title 39 (traffic and motor vehicle violations).
Office Fatal Collisions Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department, Sene was arrested and criminally charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Throughout the three-day long trial, the defense alleged that Sene had not struck the victim, but rather that she had fallen while walking across the street.
The State, represented by Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy, submitted that Sene had in fact struck the victim with his taxicab causing her to fall into the path of a jitney and then fled the scene.
After less than 30 minutes of deliberation the jury returned a guilty verdict.Following the verdict, the Court revoked Senes bail and remanded him into custody.
Sene will be sentenced on Sept. 27 By Superior Court Judge Mark Sandson.
Leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a crime of the second-degree, carries a state prison sentence of between five to 10 years and up to $150,000 in fines.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County -909- and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652- 1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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