Man charged in Stamford hit-and-run; motorcyclist injured

Stamford police say a driver is facing multiple charges after he struck a motorcyclist and took off. Police say 40-year-old Byron Luna-Perez was driving a

Officials say Willard Kemp was thrown from his bike and suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit in Stamford.

Officials say Willard Kemp was thrown from his bike and suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit in Stamford. (6/8/15)

STAMFORD - Stamford police say a driver is facing multiple charges after he struck a motorcyclist and took off. 

Police say 40-year-old Byron Luna-Perez was driving a black Honda when he struck the motorcycle at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of West and Baxter avenues.

The motorcyclist, identified by police as Willard Kemp, was thrown from his bike and suffered life-threatening injuries, officials say. News 12 is told he was taken to Stamford Hospital, where he is being treated for head and internal injuries.

Police say Luna-Perez took off, but was apprehended thanks to a witness who got his license plate number. Luna-Perez was arraigned Monday on charges of driving under the influence and evading the scene of an accident.

Luna-Perez was also driving without his license at the time of the crash, police say.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Charlie Capalbo was the starting goalie for the 1 Fairfield community rallies behind hockey player with cancer
This week's Real Possibilities report looks at a 2 Real Possibilities: Memory impairment
VIDEO: Fatal crash 3 VIDEO: Fatal crash
4 Connecticut Sportscast, March 24
Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26 5 Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE