WEST VIEW (KDKA) — The man accused in a hit and run accident in Ross Township back in December that left a woman critically injured was in court today.
Matthew Staub, 21, is facing several charges in the case including aggravated assault, fleeing the scene of an accident and driving without a driver’s license.
He waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning in court. He was silent as he left the courtroom.
Mary Ann Hussar was injured in the mid-December accident. She was taking out her garbage on Hillendale Road when she was struck.
Staub is accused of fleeing the scene and leaving Hussar in the snow. She continues to undergo intense physical therapy.
“She’s still in a rehab facility. She’s still unable to walk on her own at this point. She’s still confined to a wheelchair, actually,” said Det. Brian Kohlhepp, of the Ross Township Police Department. “So, she’s making progress; it’s slow, but she’s in good spirits and she has a good strong support system around her with her family.”
Staub, who police say was driving his girlfriend’s car when the accident happened, turned himself in after his girlfriend cooperated with investigators.
Hussar’s family appeared at this morning’s hearing briefly.
Staub will be formally arraigned on March 30 and a trial date will be set unless a plea deal is worked out.