NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The driver in the hit-run-death of an on-the-job utility worker at a Metuchen crosswalk in March has pleaded guilty to two counts, including third-degree causing death by driving without a license.
Paddy Flynn, 18, of Toms River, has also pleaded guilty to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death in the second degree, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone on Tuesday.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, Flynn will be sentenced to a prison term of 3 years for causing the death of Michael Bergamasco, 51, of Whippany.
Police said that on March 2 at about 9:01 a.m., Flynn was driving a white Ford F 250 pickup truck and struck Bergamasco at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Grove Avenue. He then fled the scene.
Bergamasco was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and later died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Flynn originally told police he was a witness to the incident.
Flynn was arrested and charged as a result of an investigation by Sergeant Robert Belluscio of the Metuchen Police Department, and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick Superior Court by Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Paone on Sept. 8.