Charges Seeked Against 85 Year Old Woman That Hospitalized Acton Teen In Hit-and-Run

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Charges Seeked Against 85 Year Old Woman That Hospitalized Acton Teen In Hit-and-Run

An 85-year-old woman is being investigated for a hit-and-run crash that left a kid from Acton, Massachusetts, in a coma last month, said Police. A

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An 85-year-old woman is being investigated for a hit-and-run crash that left a kid from Acton, Massachusetts, in a coma last month, said Police.

Acton police reported on Friday that they had filed a criminal complaint against an unidentified Maynard woman on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, operating carelessly, and violating a crosswalk. They stated that if criminal charges are brought, only then will her name be made public. 

The 13-year-old who was struck, Cesar Soto Jr, was identified by his mother, and as a result of the collision, he ended up in a coma in a Boston hospital. Although the police claim to have been in touch with the family to keep them informed of the investigation , his current state is unknown.

Authorities claim that Cesar was in the crosswalk when the collision occurred on Great Road close to Harris Street. Around 6:15 o’clock in the evening, police were called to the scene. on Nov. 2. 

The youngster was struck in the crosswalk while walking home with friends from a nearby convenience store, according to the boy’s mother, Crisolys Tejeda, who spoke to NBC10 Boston. The other children with Cesar claimed they were too close to the automobile to see it.

After the collision, a number of individuals rushed to aid the stricken teenager, like civilian Erica Labb who sprung into action and was “telling the child ‘Help is on the way. Don’t move, don’t move.’ The child seemed to be moving.”

Officials from the RJ Grey Junior High School in Acton have confirmed that Cesar is a seventh-grader there. In the days following the incident, counselors and additional support were made available to the pupils. 

Anyone who provided information that enabled detectives to identify the driver was eligible for a $5,000 reward.

Police claimed that video evidence gathered from surrounding businesses’ surveillance systems assisted them in locating a potential suspect vehicle, and that they later secured a search warrant and impounded it. They were also successful in locating the person who is believed to have been the driver at the time of the collision.