A woman struck an 8-year-old boy with her car in Florida Tuesday, then backed up and rammed into him again before fleeing. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
A woman struck an 8-year-old boy with her car in Florida Tuesday, then backed up and rammed into him again before fleeing, police said.
Veronica Perez-Herrera, however, was stopped by a witness who convinced her to return to the scene in the Tampa suburb of Dover, according to Fox 13 News in Tampa Bay.
Police said the 20-year-old was turning onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and didn’t see Carlos Hernandez, who was crossing the street with his mother, Carolina Batista.
Herrera struck the boy with her 1997 Ford Escort, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Hernandez became pinned beneath her vehicle, and his mother desperately tried to pull him free.
The women then backed up her car and ran over the child a second time, authorities said.
When she recognized what had happened, Perez-Herrera drove away but was cut off by 52-year-old Timothy Kelly, the St. Petersburg Times reported. He convinced the woman to return to the scene.
Police charged Perez-Herrera with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a valid license.
Hernandez is listed in critical but stable condition.