Former UB student admits to hit-and-run that caused traumatic brain injury in victim


A former UB student has pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run incident on the north campus of the school.

The incident occurred on the night of Nov. 1. The victim, a 20-year-old female student from Singapore, Renuka Ramanadhan, was crossing Hadley Rd. at the time.

Ramanadhan was hospitalized for several weeks after suffering a fractured pelvis and fractured skull, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Hannah Christensen, 20, a student from Clifton Park, was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting — a class E felony, and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Someone reported Christensen to UB police after hearing her say that she struck something on campus, police say.

Christensen’s vehicle was seized for evidence collection.

When she is sentenced on July 31, Christensen could spend up to one year in jail. As of Thursday, she remains released on her own recognizance.

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