Hit and Run Billionaire Car Crash Leaves Single Mom with $4K Bill
Mort Zuckerman billionaire and Daily News owner was enjoying a ride in East Hampton, New York on August 11 when ran his Lexus into single mom and store manager Charlene F. Peele’s parked Ford sedan, almost demolishing her vehicle. Zuckerman committed a violation of state law when he claimed to have left his business card at the scene, after leaving the crash. According to the New York Post’s Jeane Macintosh, Zuckerman insurance company is refusing to pay for the total cost of the damage, leaving Peele with $4,000 on a vehicle that can’t be driven. Hit and Run Billionaire Car Crash Leaves Single Mom with $4K Bill
The East Hampton Star describes the crash:
Driving his car south on Main Street on a clear, sunny afternoon, Mr. Zuckerman, 76, suddenly steered right, his Lexus striking Ms. Peele’s parked 2009 Ford Fusion, according to the accident report. The impact pushed Ms. Peele’s car, which was parked opposite the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, several feet forward.
Peele told the New York Post that Zuckerman might not even be aware that his insurance company is stiffing her.
“I had no idea who he was, and it’s really not important. I just want this mess straightened out so I can get my car replaced and get on with my life,” said Peele, who is in the process of being transferred to Miami and leaving for Florida in three weeks. “I called Mr. Zuckerman’s office and spoke to his assistant, and said, ‘I just don’t want any problems’ and was told ‘Don’t worry, it’ll be fine,’” Peele said.
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