Queens Man Charged in Hit-Run That Killed Mom, Critically Injured Girl: NYPD

Police say they've made an arrest in the Queens hit-and-run that killed a mother and critically injured her 9-year-old daughter Sunday.

Jaraim Budhu, 58, of Queens, is facing manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, leaving the scene and other charges in the crash, police say. He was charged Tuesday night. 

Attorney information for Budhu wasn't immediately clear. 

Budhu is accused of speeding in his BMW X5 through a stop sign near 115th Avenue and 130th Street in South Ozone Park at about 5 p.m. Sunday, hitting a 2010 Toyota Corolla carrying four people, including 41-year-old Zaalika Rasool and her daughter. Zaalika was thrown from the car and killed. 

The woman's husband, Azaam Rasool, was driving. He ran out of their car to find his wife pinned underneath another car. 

"There was nothing I could do for her," he told NBC 4 New York Monday. "My daughter, I'm looking for her. She start crying, and I said, OK, she's alive." 

After the collision, the BMW struck three parked cars before it came to a stop, police said. The driver then fled on foot. 

Zaalika worked for the city's Department of Transportation for 15 years, her family said. Her son Shaan Rasool was in tears as he described how devoted his mother was.

"Everyone loved her. She was always there whenever anybody needed her," he said. 

Azaam had begged for the public's help finding the driver who fled the scene after the crash. 

"Just get this guy so I can feel relief," he said. 

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