IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Cops: Motorist drove with man in windshield

A motorist hit a man with his car and then drove for more than a mile with him stuck in his windshield, police say.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A motorist driving past a minor accident struck three men standing on the side of a highway and drove more than a mile with one of them lodged in his windshield, police said.

Christopher Swiridowsky, 30, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. On Monday, he was ordered to stay in jail for allegedly violating bail from another case.

State police said the three men were standing on the side of the highway Interstate 95 early Sunday to check for damage following an earlier, unrelated crash. Swiridowsky drove into the trio and one of them, Jose Flores, 24, became trapped in Swiridowsky's windshield and remained lodged there for 1 1/2 miles, police said.

Swiridowsky stopped only because someone was following him, police said. He fled on foot and was later found hiding in his home, police said.

Flores has two broken legs and a broken arm, and one of the other men also suffered serious injuries, police said.

Swiridowsky's listed phone number has been disconnected. No defense attorney is listed for him, and a public defender who previously represented him did not immediately return a call for comment.

The car Swiridowsky was driving was registered to his girlfriend, police said.