17-Year-Old Facing Charges In Worcester Hit-And-Run

WORCESTER (CBS) — Police say a 17-year-old is facing charges after leaving the scene of an accident that left a woman seriously injured.

Twenty-three-year-old Amanda O’Malley was walking her dog near her home on Belmont Street Friday night when a car struck her and then left the scene.

Following an investigation, the driver was identified as a juvenile male. The juvenile was issued citations for leaving the scene of a personal injury, negligent operation, failure to slow for a pedestrian in a roadway and a junior operator license violation with regard to a passenger restriction.

The driver will be summonsed to Worcester County District Juvenile Courthouse at a date yet to be determined.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was located on South Ludlow Street and towed to police headquarters for a full mechanical inspection.

Speaking outside UMass Memorial Medical Center, Brian O’Malley said Sunday, his daughter, remains in the ICU. The family said Amanda suffered multiple injuries but is expected to survive.

She is a senior at Assumption College studying biology. She was home just for the weekend.



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