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Amherst woman pleads guilty to leaving scene of injury accident

An Amherst woman pleaded guilty as charged before Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case Friday to a felony count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident on Winspear Avenue near Bailey Avenue on Feb. 27.

Jessica Kim, 21, of Amherst Manor Drive, was allowed to remain free pending her Jan. 4 sentencing. Prosecutor Lauren Nash said Kim drove off after striking and seriously injuring Charles Skurka, 24, as he walked on Winspear. She could be facing a state prison term of up to four years.