News: Woman charged with leaving scene after hitting pedestrian in Gainesville


GAINESVILLE, FL – Gainesville police announced an arrest in the case of a pedestrian who was struck by a car near the University of Florida.

According to the Gainesville Sun, 73-year-old Betty Jean Alexander-Bacon of Lake Butler faces a felony charge for a hit-and-run.

Authorities said Alexander-Bacon was driving at around midnight on Thursday when she struck the pedestrian who was crossing the street in the 1300 block of West University Avenue.  The victim was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital for treatment.  No details were immediately released on the person’s condition.

Alexander-Bacon allegedly fled the scene of the crash without stopping to help.  Police said they pulled her over about 20 minutes later and noticed her front windshield had significant damage.  She was subsequently arrested in connection with the pedestrian crash.

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