Damian Crossan

An Irish man who attempted to flee the U.S. after he was arrested for a hit-and-run pleaded guilty in court on Monday in Pennsylvania.

Damian Crossan (28) pleaded guilty to two third degree felonies:  an accident involving serious bodily injury and an accident involving injury as well as failing to have a license.

His charges carry a maximum sentence of seven years in prison with a $15,000 fine, according to Common Pleas Court Judge Gregory Mallon.

Crossan, who has lived in Ireland for the past five years, was arrested on February 11 at JFK Airport in New York. Police said the Irish man was removed from a plane bound for Ireland, moments before take off, thanks to an anonymous tip off.

The victim, Jaime Timlin was struck from behind at 11.18pm on February 2 as she walked along a roadway.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 11.
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