Yarmouth police arrest suspect in hit-and-run crash that sent 8-year-old to hospital

Yarmouth police shared this photo of Jakob Gifford, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

YARMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — Yarmouth police said that they arrested a man who they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run crash that sent an 8-year-old to the hospital earlier this month.

Police said that 18-year-old Jakob Gifford was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and withholding evidence from a criminal proceeding.

The crash happened on Aug. 20.

The 8-year-old victim has been released from the hospital, but police said that they will require additional medical procedures down the line.

Gifford is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday.

No additional information was immediately released.

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