NewsLocal NewsLake County

Actions

Driver cited for injuring 11-year-old boy during hit-skip given $1,000 personal bond

MOTL 4.png
Posted at 9:32 AM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 11:57:03-04

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — The driver who allegedly fled the scene of a crash that injured an 11-year-old boy in Mentor-on-the-Lake in July appeared in Mentor Municipal Court for her arraignment Wednesday.

The 23-year-old female driver pleaded not guilty to failure to stop after an accident, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Judge John Trebets gave her a $1,000 person bond and required her to sign a no-contact order.

The case has been set for a pre-trial hearing.

The parents of the 11-year-old boy were in court.

Video of the incident on July 21, filmed by a friend of the victim, shows the boy ride through a stop sign and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Witnesses told responding officers that a dark-colored SUV hit the child and drove off.

MOTL HitSkip Driver not visible.jpg

The boy was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of cuts and scrapes.

News 5 is not naming the driver because she has not been charged with a felony, only a misdemeanor.

RELATED: Driver cited for injuring 11-year-old boy riding bicycle in Mentor-on-the-Lake hit-skip crash

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.