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Charges Placed Against Driver Who Allegedly Struck Child

Nicholas Evans

A city man is facing charges after he allegedly struck a child with his vehicle last week in the city of Jamestown.

This morning, Jamestown Police announced that 27-year-old Nicholas S. Evans, of 336 E. Fifth St., has been charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, along with several other vehicle and traffic charges.

Officers were alerted to the accident around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street. It was learned a 2-year-old child was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet HHR while the child was walking with family in the road.

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According to police, the driver of the vehicle did not initially stop after the collision, but instead pulled into a parking lot at East Fourth and East Second streets. A group of people who witnessed the incident approached the vehicle and reportedly broke out the driver’s side window. The driver drove away in fear of being harmed but stopped on Franklin Street where he was met by officers.

The 2-year-old was taken to UPMC Chautauqua and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. He sustained a broken leg and has since been released from the hospital.

Friday, Capt. Robert Samuelson said they were also concerned about why the family was walking in the road with their 2-year-old child.

Evans was released following his appearance in city court.

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