Lynn Reynolds, 78, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident yesterday after allegedly striking and killing 14-year-old Mohammad Uddin on Thursday evening. According to the Daily News, Reynolds claimed in court that she didn't see the teenager. "She got out of her car, she didn’t see anything,” her attorney said in Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday. “She thought that somebody had thrown a ball against her car."
But prosecutors say Reynolds knew she struck the teen. "She got out of the car and looked where the young man was in the street and then drove off," Assistant DA Sarah Kurtzberg said.
Reynolds, a former psychotherapist, was released on bail and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted. Uddin was a freshman at the Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene; a relative told the Post that "the family is devastated" by his death.