Sadian Gets 3 to 9 Years in Prison for Hit-and-Run Fatality
Criminally negligent homicide conviction stemmed from fatal 2007 Roslyn Heights hit-and-run
MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that Mayer Sadian has been sentenced by a Nassau County judge to three to nine years in prison for his role in a fatal Roslyn Heights hit-and-run that claimed the life of a doctor.
Sadian, 20, of Roslyn Heights, was convicted by a jury of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in November, after prosecutors proved that he fled the scene of a July 2007 crash that resulted in the death of pedestrian Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, 48, of Old Westbury.
Rice said that on the evening of July 6, 2007, Sadian was operating his gold 2000 Honda Accord northbound on Mineola Avenue. According to accident reconstruction and witness testimony, the car was traveling more than 60 mph. The vehicle struck Dr. Siegel as he was crossing Mineola Avenue just north of the Long Island Expressway. Sadian’s vehicle did not stop after the crash, continuing northbound toward Northern Boulevard. Dr. Siegel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rice said that Sadian’s flight from the scene forced authorities to go to great lengths to determine the driver of the automobile that struck the victim. The car involved in the crash was secreted in Sadian’s garage immediately following the incident. There were no videos of the incident and there were no eyewitnesses who could identify the driver of the car. With Sadian refusing to come forward and accept responsibility, it took authorities more than seven months to piece together the crime and apprehend the defendant.
“Mr. Sadian’s reckless actions that led to this crash coupled with his callous attempt to hide from the truth makes today’s sentence all the more appropriate,” Rice said. “I only hope today’s sentence will bring some sense of closure to Dr. Siegel’s family.”
Assistant District Attorney and chief of the the DA’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau, Maureen McCormick and Assistant District Attorney Robert Schalk are handling the case for the District Attorney’s Office. Sadian is being represented by Stephen Scaring, Esq.