Teen Pedestrian Injured In Hit And Run Crash

August 20, 2018

MOUNT POCONO — A teenager suffered injuries after a 71-year-old hit her with a vehicle and then fled the scene, Pocono Mountain Regional police said.

A vehicle struck the girl near the intersection of state Route 940 and Industrial Park Drive at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday night and then continued driving. A witness pursued the vehicle and police stopped it on Interstate 380 . Officers took the driver, Christianah Johnson, 71, of Tobyhanna, into custody. Charges will be determined pending results of a blood draw and crash reconstruction, police said.

Emergency medical personnel flew the teen, who police did not identify, to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown for treatment.


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