Driver charged in hit-and-run in Providence that injured a three-year-old
A woman has been charged in the hit and run that injured a three-year-old in Providence on Monday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – A woman has been charged in the hit and run that injured a three-year-old in Providence on Monday night.
Jazmin Aguilar, 37, turned herself in to police and was charged with a felony Hit and Run – Bodily Injury Resulting. She was also charged for driving with a suspended license and was issued a summons for expired registration, improper use of evidence of registration, and operating without a license.
Providence Police responded to the area of 73 Ayrault Street around 9:20 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian struck. The 3-year-old victim was being held in the arms of her cousin upon their arrival.
Police said the child’s mother was also on scene and the child was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses at the scene said the vehicle, a Honda CRV, was operating at a high rate of speed and fled.
Police said Aguilar turned herself in at Central Station, admitting to her involvement in the collision.
In court Tuesday, Aguilar was released on $5,000 surety. Her daughter and her boyfriend’s mother were in the courtroom and told ABC6 there’s more to the story.
“As she was getting out to see if that baby was okay, the people beat the crap out of her. So she got nervous, got into her car, and went directly to the police station,” said Corina Dysep.
Dysep said after court, they were going to take Aguilar to the emergency room as she said she had bumps on her head from the fight.
“She’s very hurt about it. Very hurt,” Dysep said about how Aguilar regrets the accident. Dysep feels the ordeal is unfair, saying both sides were wrong.
“She did what she was supposed to do, the right thing, and they made it something completely worse and it wasn’t right.”
The mother of the three-year-old said her daughter is doing okay, and she’s pleased with the charges. She declined to be interviewed.
Aguilar is set to appear in Superior Court in October.