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New Jersey Democrat councilwoman Amy DeGise allegedly hit a cyclist with her vehicle and knocked him off his bicycle.
Stunning video footage shows that DeGise then drove away without stopping and fled from the scene.
DeGise was captured on camera slamming into Andrew Black, hitting him so hard that he flew over the vehicle’s hood and fell to the ground, according to hudpost.com.
“I look left, suddenly I just hear ‘Ba[m].’ I get hit,” said Black, a 29-year-old UberEats deliveryman. “I roll over and I’m in such pain.”
Instead of stopping and helping the man, the Democrat lawmaker drove away from the intersection, said Black, who was able to stand up shortly after the accident.
Black did not suffer any serious injuries but said he’s upset that a community leader failed to do the right thing after literally striking him with her car.
“Someone of prestige [who is] demanding to uphold and clean our streets or whatever they’re calling it… can’t even do it themselves,” Black said. “It really upset me.”
The surveillance camera footage appears to show Black pedaling through a red light at the time of the crash.
Although DeGise appeared to have the right of way, she was later given a summons for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report it.
This issue here is not who is at fault, but rather the fact that she left the scene of an accident.
The video below shows just how serious the collision was, raising serious questions about why the Democrat lawmaker did not stop her vehicle and chose to leave the scene.
Resign. Now. pic.twitter.com/Z5bUT2x6ch
— 🐚 (@clammyfresh) July 26, 2022
Jersey City police body camera footage of officers responding to the victim of Councilwoman Amy DeGise's hit-and-run on July 19th. pic.twitter.com/ygs1qFk8yq
— John Heinis (@HeinisHardNews) July 28, 2022
Jersey City Councilwoman at large @Amy_DeGise recently hit a pedestrian and kept driving at full speed, fleeing the scene. I’ve signed the petition calling for her resignation. If you’re in Jersey City, please consider doing the same: https://t.co/QY8Ro2wtAh pic.twitter.com/174yZtoBKB
— Kim Dayman (@KDayman) July 29, 2022
Sadly, DeNice is the second Democrat this month to get into a major accident.
Wisconsin Democrat Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash that resulted in the deaths of two people.
The prominent Democrat was on the phone with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter when she pulled into the path of an oncoming car, killing a 27-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter.
Making matters even worse, Bewley told the reporter on the phone interview just moments before the accident that she had cataract eye surgery the day before.
She was driving while doing a phone interview just one day after having eye surgery.
“Bewley, a Democrat who represents a district that covers the northwestern part of the state, pulled into the path of a car driven by 27-year-old Alyssa Ortman of Pennsylvania, according to police in Ashland, Wisconsin. When Ortman’s car collided with Bewley’s, it spun and was hit by another vehicle driven by 45-year-old Jodi Munson,” USA Today reported.
“Ortman’s 5-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Ortman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to police,” the outlet added.
USA Today added:
Ben Baker, a reporting intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY Network, was on the phone with Bewley at the time of the crash on Friday afternoon for an interview he had arranged with her staff about this fall’s elections for the Legislature.
Shortly after the interview began, Bewley told Baker she had cataract eye surgery the day before. Minutes later, she stopped talking mid-sentence and the call went silent. When Baker asked Bewley if she was still on the line, she sounded concerned. When Baker asked if she was OK, she said, “Yeah, I’m OK. This is not a good accident.”
“We’ll be sitting down with them and going over everything as far as determining how it all actually happened,” Ashland Police Chief Bill Hagstrom said. “Then we’ll forward everything to the district attorney for their review because it was a fatal accident.”
Alyssa Ortman, 27, and her 5-year-old daughter Khaleesi Fink died after a car crash in Ashland involving Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley
— JSOnline – NewsWatch (@js_newswatch) July 26, 2022
Update on Senate minority leader Janet Bewley, who cut off another driver resulting in the death of a 5 year old girl.
She was driving, while doing a phone interview, the day after having cataract surgery.
Let that simmer. https://t.co/XuFZxcDjxC
— Rangermonk (@rangermonk1) July 27, 2022
Wisconsin's state Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash that left a mother and her 5-year-old daughter dead. https://t.co/7bbRgND9VU
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 26, 2022
According to Fox News, no charges have been filed yet and the State Patrol was reconstructing the crash.
The outlet continued:
The accident occurred on Friday just before 12:30 p.m. after Bewley pulled out of a Lake Superior beach entrance and into the path of a car driven by Alyssa Ortman, according to the Ashland Police Department. When Ortman’s car collided with Bewley’s, it spun across Highway 2 and was hit by another vehicle.
Ortman’s 5-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Ortman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to police. Hagstrom said Bewley was not taken to the hospital.
“This is a heartbreaking event for the community. Our thoughts and prayers are focused on the individuals involved, their families, and their loved ones,” Bewley’s office said in a statement to Fox News. “Senator Bewley, who was not seriously injured in the accident, wants to thank all the dedicated law enforcement and emergency medical personnel who helped in the aftermath of the accident.”