For Immediate Release: 9/17/2013 4:13 pm
Worcester, MA (September, 17, 2013) - On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at approximately 8:15 AM Worcester Police were dispatched to the corner of Pleasant Street and Huntley Street for a report of a pedestrian accident. Police were notified that the motor vehicle fled the scene and were given a detailed description of the suspect vehicle. At the scene, a ten-year-old boy was evaluated for injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and his injuries are described as non-life threatening.
The preliminary investigation reveals that at the time of the incident, the victim and his mother attempted to cross Pleasant Street in a marked crosswalk. A crossing guard signaled for the mother and son to cross. When they reached the center of the roadway, the boy was struck by a Ford Explorer. As a result of the impact, the boy was thrown five feet in front of the vehicle. The vehicle quickly fled the scene.
Officers collected evidence left by the suspect vehicle and interviewed witnesses.
At approximately 12:40 PM an officer on patrol in a marked cruiser located the suspect vehicle at the corner of May Street and Pleasant Street. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the vehicle, 27-year-old Gina Amore was identified as the suspect in the hit and run pedestrian accident.
Gina Amore, 27, of 109 Mendon Street, Apartment 1, Uxbridge, MA was charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk and Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury.
Ms. Amore will be arraigned tomorrow at the Worcester County Courthouse.
There was damage to the front of her vehicle. The vehicle was transported back to police headquarters for processing.