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Driver charged in hit-skip crash that critically injured 9-year-old girl in Euclid

Posted at 9:24 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 14:41:42-05

The driver who hit a 9-year-old girl in Euclid Thursday morning and then drove away has been charged. 

Police say 23-year-old Lacynthia Tidmore contacted police and made arrangements to turn herself in a short time after the crash. 

She was charged with felony hit-skip and her bond was set at $5,000. 

The crash happened on Babbitt Road at East 237th Street around 7:30 a.m. 

The impact was so hard, police found parts of the vehicle in the roadway. 

Basheera Perry, who lives in the area, said the girl was running to catch her school bus. 

The sidewalk in the area is closed because a construction crew has been working in the area. It's unclear if that's why the girl was in the street.

"The police came and they tried to revive her for a very long time,” one neighbor told News 5.

Euclid police said Friday the girl was in critical condition.