Preliminary evidence sheds more light on alleged hit-and-run incident

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Although it is still early in the investigations, police sources close to the probe involving what residents reported was a hit and run accident that left a child nursing a broken leg, are saying the driver may not be charged.
According to one of the sources, that’s because the female driver whose vehicle allegedly struck down the boy on Popeshead Street on Friday, does not appear to be at fault, contrary to what some residents on the scene said that day.
The source said video footage of the accident shows the child ran in front of the moving car, as he followed two other children across the usually busy street.
The source also told OBSERVER media that the woman did not flee the scene of the accident in the manner suggested by the public.
According to the source, she came out of her vehicle, assisted residents in attending to the seven-year-old student of Villa Primary School and then left.
The source said that up to that time, according to the woman, she was unaware that the child had slipped on the road on the right side of her vehicle and that it was her Kia SUV that had run over his foot.
According to a second police source, it was not until the woman heard the news on the radio, that she began to question what really occurred and turned herself into the police to assist in the probe.
The woman is said to be known to the child’s father.
Video footage from a nearby business which OBSERVER media viewed, showed the children running across the street shortly after 3 pm. Within a matter of seconds, the woman is seen stopping her silver vehicle and exiting it a few feet away from where the child was lying on the road. She returned to the vehicle and left a few minutes later. The child suffered a broken left leg and is hospitalised.

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