MOTORIST ARRESTED AFTER HIT AND RUN OF A 12-YEAR OLD BICYCLIST
Martin County, Fl- A 12-year old Murray Middle School student was flown to the hospital yesterday with injuries after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle to school.
The impact of the crash split his bike into three pieces. The driver of the vehicle then fled. 32-year Jennifer Scala was arrested a short time after the hit and run. She told deputies she knew she had hit something, but was late dropping her child off at daycare—so she didn’t stop. The accident happened on SE Federal Highway near Lillian Court just before 8am. A witness to the accident saw Scala leave the scene and followed the car. He took a picture of her license plate and notified deputies. She was immediately stopped and later arrested.
Jennifer Scala was charged with Leaving the Scene of a crash with Bodily Injury, and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage. The child was flown to St. Mary’s hospital with injuries to his hip and legs.
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