Police in Perth have charged a 49-year-old woman in connection with a hit-and-run incident that occurred in the city’s southern suburbs. The incident left a 12-year-old girl with serious injuries after she was struck by a car at a lollipop crossing.
The victim, Alexis Lloyd, was walking to school in Willetton on June 27 when she was hit by a white hatchback vehicle on Pinetree Gully Road. The driver of the car failed to stop and check on Alexis, who suffered a broken leg and collarbone. She was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment.
In the days following the hit-and-run, the police appealed for help, as CCTV footage from nearby businesses revealed the incident but did not capture the car’s number plate or the driver’s identity. However, after an extensive investigation by the Major Crash Investigation Section, a 49-year-old woman from Maddington has now been accused of being the driver involved in the incident.
The arrest of the woman marks a significant breakthrough in the case. Police allege that she approached the pedestrian crossing in her vehicle, struck the 12-year-old girl, and failed to stop or offer any assistance. The woman has been charged with several offenses, including failing to stop and ensure assistance was received after an incident occasioning grievous bodily harm and failing to report an incident occasioning death or grievous bodily harm.
The accused woman is scheduled to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on September 5 to face the charges brought against her. Meanwhile, Alexis continues her recovery from the injuries she sustained in the hit-and-run incident.
This incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers pedestrians face, especially at school crossings. It is crucial for drivers to always be attentive and obey traffic rules to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What happened in the hit-and-run incident in Perth?
A 12-year-old girl named Alexis Lloyd was hit by a car at a lollipop crossing in Perth’s southern suburbs. The driver of the car did not stop to check on her, and she suffered a broken leg and collarbone as a result.
2. Has anyone been charged in connection with the incident?
Yes, a 49-year-old woman from Maddington has been charged with several offenses, including failing to stop and ensure assistance was received after an incident occasioning grievous bodily harm.
3. When will the accused woman appear in court?
The accused woman is scheduled to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on September 5 to face the charges brought against her.
4. How is the victim, Alexis Lloyd, doing?
Alexis is currently recovering from her injuries and is receiving medical treatment.