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Charges Expected Against Driver Who Hit Child Thursday Night; Injuries Not Serious

A 27-year-old man could face charges after hitting a child with his vehicle at 9:30 p.m. Thursday near 335 E. Fifth St., Jamestown.

According to a Jamestown Police Department report, a 2-year-old child was struck while walking along the side of the road with the child’s family. The driver allegedly did not stop, continuing into a parking lot at East Fourth and East Second streets where a group of people who saw the accident approached the vehicle and broke out the driver’s side window to the vehicle. The driver, who feared harm to himself, drove away again and stopped in a lot on Franklin Street, where police officers found him.

The child was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA where the child was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The vehicle – a 2007 Chevrolet HHR – has been impounded by the Jamestown Police Department while the investigation continues. Charges are expected. Information on the charges and the driver’s identity will be released once charges are placed.

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