Driver charged in Delaware hit-and-run that left girl injured

- New Castle County Police say they have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 1-year-old injured in the community of Tuxedo Park

Around 10:30 a.m., County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Roosevelt Ave for a hit-and-run involving a child.

Upon arrival, police learned that a silver Mazda sedan struck the child while leaving a residence on that block. Police say the driver fled the scene but was later located and arrested. 

The child was provided emergency medical attention at the scene and transported to an area hospital.  The child is currently listed in stable condition.

According to family members at the scene, the girl suffered a slight fracture to the back of her head and was hit by the car twice. 

The Mazda was located just before noon and stopped at the 6900 block of Lancaster Pike.   

Police say detectives discovered no evidence to indicate that this was an intentional act and furthermore found no evidence that the child was run-over by the vehicle.

Elijah Meredith was charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury, failure to report a collision resulting in injury, driving while suspended and failure to have insurance in possession. He was arraigned and released on $800 unsecured bail.  He was further ordered to have no contact with the victim.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Jonathan Yard at JYard@nccde.org  or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via http://www.nccpd.com.

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