Binghamton police chief Joseph Zikuski discusses hit-and-run investigation.




UPDATE: City police say 28-year-old Terence Meehan has been arrested in hit-and-run case.

Authorities say Meehan was charged at about 2:30 Monday afternoon in connection with the incident.

Meehan was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and unregistered motor vehicle.

Meehan was arraigned in Binghamton City Court and sent to Broome County Jail.


Earlier story:

A Binghamton police department captain was injured when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle as he crossed a busy intersection.

City police chief Joseph Zikuski said Captain John Chapman was hit this morning as he was crossing North Shore Drive near the Washington Street bridge.

Zikuski told WNBF News Chapman was alert after he was struck by the vehicle, which may have been a black Chevrolet Avalanche.

Zikuski said Chapman told him the driver hit the accelerator after he was struck. The vehicle sped away from the scene, heading east on North Shore Drive.

The police chief said he believed Chapman sustained "some significant injuries." He was taken by ambulance to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Chapman was hit around 7:30 this morning as he walked to Binghamton police headquarters about two blocks away.

The intersection of North Shore Drive and Washington Street at the east end of the Memorial Bridge was closed for hours while investigators processed the scene.