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George allegedly jumped the curb and crashed into the fence surrounding MS 210 on 101st Avenue.
By Forum Staff
A 25-year-old Queens mother has been charged with reckless endangerment among other charges after she fled the scene of a minor collision, crashed into a fence and then threw her own child into the arms of a stranger late last week.
District Attorney Brown said the defendant panicked because she had neither a drivers license or insurance on her vehicle and after a car chase ending when she crashed not a fence she ran.
“Fortunately,” DA Brown noted, “the baby girl was unhurt and safe, but parents must always be mindful that regardless of the circumstances the safety and well-being of one’s children must be the top priority.”
Malikah George, 25, of Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge David Kirschner on a complaint charging her with second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting/personal injury and several vehicle traffic laws including driving without a license or insurance and failing to register the vehicle.
The defendant was placed on supervised release in lieu of bail, and her next court appearance will be August 1, 2018.
According to the charges, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., George was operating a 2004 Honda Civic when she rear-ended a white Ford Explorer in Ozone Park, Queens. The driver of the SUV exited his vehicle to exchange information with the defendant, but she drove away and the SUV driver pursued her for several blocks.
The defendant said she was being chased for five or six blocks and then lost control of her car, crashing into a school’s wrought iron fence. She got out of her car and then pulled her young daughter from the vehicle yelling “my baby, my baby” and then handed her to a stranger on the street asking her to “hold my daughter down for an hour” because she knew she would be arrested.
If convicted, the defendant faces up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.