AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - For nearly one week, Amherst Police have searched for a hit andrun driver who struck two local college students.
Now, Andrea Glinski is behind bars, charged with the crime.
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When Andrea Glinski appeared before the town justice in Amherst,her attorney described her as a good person who's never been introuble with the law before.
The 30-year-old woman is charged with leaving the scene of anaccident.
It's been nearly a week since police say she hit two young womennear Daemen College.
21-year-old Rachel Baird and 22-year-old Amy Stewart remain atErie County Medical Center.
Stewart is in a coma.
Paul Cambria said, "There are no winners in these cases. Peopleyou know form judgments, but until you've actually been in thecircumstances yourself, you can't really predict how you wouldreact."
As defense attorney Paul Cambria and his client prepare fortheir next court date, the families of Rachel Baird and Amy Stewartprepare for their own futures.
Baird is a senior at Daemen College.
Daemen College President Doctor Martin Anisman said, "They'reboth special. I know both of them. One graduated last year; justreassuring her mother we can still make that happen."
Stewart is majoring in Special Education at the University atBuffalo.
For now, those plans are on hold until they both recover.
ECMC Chaplain Reverend Francis Mazur said, "The family wishes tothank the trauma unit at the Erie County Medical Center, especiallythe nurses and physicians."
Dr. Anisman said, "Everybody asks the same question, which iswhat I asked the family too. What can we do to help?"
During Glinski's arraignment, Amy Stewart's aunt was sitting inthe courtroom.
When News 4 left the court, holding back her tears, she told usGlinski deserves to be punished for what she's done to her preciousniece and to her friend.
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