Former UB student Hannah Christensen scheduled to appear in court Friday morning


Former UB student Hannah Christensen is scheduled to appear before Justice Christopher Burns at Erie County Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. for her arraignment on Friday. 

Christensen is being charged with one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, a Class “E” felony, and one count of Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

Christensen allegedly hit Renuka Ramanadhan with her car on Nov. 1, 2018 in front of Hadley Village and fled the scene without calling the police. Christensen was a sophomore biological sciences student at the time. 

Ramanadhan suffered a fractured pelvis and skull as well as a traumatic brain injury. 

Christensen pleaded not guilty at her Dec. 3 arraignment. Erie County Court released her on her own recognizance. 

If Christensen is convicted, she faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Christensen is no longer a student at UB, according to UB officials.

Christensen did not respond in time for print. 

Jacklyn Walters is a Co-senior News Editor and can be reached at jacklyn.walters@ubspectrum.com and on Twitter @JacklynUBSpec.