A 42-year-old Manhattan real estate developer, Sean Ludwick, was arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash where his friend, 53-year-old Sag Harbor realtor Paul Hansen, was left to die after being ejected from the vehicle. Ludwick allegedly crashed his Porsche into a utility pole in front of his friend Paul’s house after a night of drinking. Instead of calling for help, the real estate developer allegedly fled the scene with two flat tires, leaving Paul to die in front of his own home that he shared with his wife and two children.
The Daily Mail reports that the real estate developer has been called a “spoiled low life” by neighbors following the horrifying accident. According to the report, Ludwick had been drinking when he crashed his 2013 Porsche into a utility pole in front of his friend Paul Hansen’s home. Ludwick was apparently attempting to drop Ludwick off at the house when the accident took place. At the time of the crash, Hansen was thrown from the vehicle. However, instead of calling for help, police say Ludwick fled the scene. The real estate developer is said to have left his dying friend in front of the home as he drove away with two flat tires and other vehicle damage. Sadly, Hansen would die from his injuries sustained in the crash.
Neighbors spoke to reporters about the incident and called Ludwick a “spoiled low life,” noting that what the wealthy real estate developer did was tantamount to murder. The neighbors went on to say that it is not uncommon in the Hamptons neighborhood for rich people to drive around dangerously in their “fancy toys.”
“Some of these people are so rich, and they’re driving around in their fancy toys, in this case, a Porsche, and they just want to show off. It’s not unheard of in this part of the island. I’ve almost gotten killed by drivers who are going way too fast in this neighborhood alone. It’s extremely dangerous.”
According to the New York Post, Ludwick has a history of getting into trouble when drunk. In fact, he was previously arrested for breaking into his former mistress’ Tribeca apartment while drinking. Ludwick pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct for the drunken rampage, which included drawing penises on the woman’s artwork, which he’d originally painted himself and given to her. Ludwick was also charged with assault and battery against an ex-girlfriend during a trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
Ludwick was held on a $1 million bond for after being charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Police note that a vehicular homicide charge may also be filed after the investigation is complete.
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