Husband, wife die in Thanksgiving Eve hit-run tragedy outside New Dorp church

 By Staten Island Advance November 26, 2009   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 77-year-old woman seriously injured when she and her husband were mowed down by a hit-and-run driver while walking to attend mass at a New Dorp church has died from her injuries.   Lillian Sabados was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, at 4 this morning. Her husband, Peter S. Sabados, 78, was pronounced dead shortly after the 7:15 p.m. accident in front of our Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church.   Early this morning, Allmir Lekperic, 26, of Dellwood Road, was arrested, accused of being behind the wheel of the white Ford Econoline van that slammed into the couple while they crossed New Dorp Lane at Third Street to get to the church.   Lekperic allegedly fled along New Dorp toward Richmond Road.   He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.

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