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Woman arrested in Cape Coral hit and run on boy riding a scooter

Posted at 12:03 AM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 09:10:44-05

**UPDATE (8AM TUESDAY)** -- Police have identified the woman they say fled the scene of a crash that injured a child on a scooter Monday afternoon.

30-year-old Laura Wood is facing charges of Hit & Run Crash with Serious Bodily Injury, 2 counts of Hit & Run Crash with Property Damage, Knowingly Driving with License Suspended/Revoked, and Reckless Driving.

According to Cape Coral Police, an 8-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister were riding scooters back and forth across NE 9th Street when the boy rode into the path of Wood's vehicle and was hit.

Police say Wood stopped and got out, but then fled the scene.  Witnesses attempted to follow the vehicle but lost it after 5 minutes.

The injured boy was taken to the hospital for several non-life threatening injuries.

Officers later located the vehicle dumped behind a business, but were able to locate Wood headed back home.

Wood is being held in the Lee County Jail on no bond.

(Original story below) 


CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Cape Coral Police responded to a call on NE 9th place Monday afternoon, where they reportedly found an eight year-old boy who had been hit by a car. The child was riding his scooter down the street with one of his siblings when the incident happened.

When Four in Your Corner arrived on scene, officers has blocked off the street and were marking the ground with orange paste while they combed the scene for clues for what happened. 

One neighbor Daniel McIntyre says he saw the accident just before the emergency personal arrived. When he spoke with Four In Your Corner he described what he saw when he pulled on to the street.  

"A boy with his razor scooter laying on the side of the road, and his head and his face was just covered with blood", he said.

A woman has been arrested and charged with fleeing the scene in connection with the accident. 

The eight year-old is expected to survive his injuries.