LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has pleaded no contest to running over and critically injuring his wife last year in suburban Philadelphia.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports that 31-year-old Andrew Ryan of Warminster was set for trial Monday in Bucks County Court when he opened an open plea to aggravated assault, a hit-run charge, DUI and other counts.

Authorities alleged that he swerved across Lincoln Highway, causing the woman to fall out an unsecured door of his truck, and she was then run over by a landscaping trailer he was pulling. Police said he then fled the scene while bystanders tended to the woman.

Although the plea is not an admission of wrongdoing, Ryan apologized in court, adding "I miss her dearly." A prosecutor said 32-year-old Robin Ryan's health continues to deteriorate.

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Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com