According to police, a Billerica woman has been detained in connection with the hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian in Wilmington on Wednesday with life-threatening injuries.
Who Is Karen Haught From Billerica?
According to a press statement from the Wilmington Police Department, Karen Haught, 52, was detained and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving bodily injury, driving on a license that has been suspended, careless driving, and violating a marked lane.
The accident, which happened at around 7:10 a.m. in the vicinity of Nichols Street close to the border of Billerica and Tewksbury town borders, was reported on Facebook by the department on Wednesday morning. They are asking for assistance from the public in locating the car involved. From 2011 through 2016, the vehicle was characterized as a gray or silver Hyundai Elantra with a missing hubcap.
According to Boston 25, the victim, a 64-year-old woman walking her dog with a friend, suffered internal injuries as well as severe injuries to her legs. She will have surgery on Thursday.
Police claimed to have received multiple tips, and one of them resulted in the discovery of a 2014 Hyundai Elantra that fit Haught’s description. She was taken into custody without incident at her home.
“I am proud of the incredible work done by the members of my department with help from the community,” said Police Chief Joseph Desmond.
“We know this arrest cannot take away the physical and emotional pain of the victim and her family, but we hope it can help by holding someone accountable for what never should have happened.”