A Connecticut man has been arrested and a second person is expected to be arraigned in Boston in connection with hit-and-run crashes that left two children injured in as many days.
As reported by the Boston Herald, Tyrese Hamilton, 30, of Hartford, Conn., was arraigned Friday in West Roxbury District Court on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury, in connection with an incident that injured a child outside the Boston Police Academy in Hyde Park on Friday.
Assistant District Attorney Emerson Pena requested $5,000 bail. Instead, a judge imposed $1,500 bail and ordered Hamilton not to drive without a license.
A person charged in connection with a separate hit-and-run crash that left a child injured on Wednesday in the area of Columbia Road and Intervale Street is expected to be arraigned at a later date in Roxbury District Court. Details of that case will be released at the arraignment, a spokeswoman for Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.
Rollins also thanked Boston Police detectives leading the investigations, Boston EMS and the Boston Fire Department who responded to each incident, and Boston Police Academy staff who swiftly came to the aid of the child in Friday’s hit-and-run and played an “integral role” in identifying Hamilton
“My office is working closely with members of law enforcement to hold accountable each of the individuals responsible for harming these children and to improve the safety of everyone in our neighborhoods” she said.
In the more recent crash, a child was hit at 8:13 a.m. Friday outside the academy on Williams Avenue in Hyde Park, police said. The youngster was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a police spokeswoman said.
The driver of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a child on Wednesday in Dorchester has been identified, police said.
That incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Detectives obtained surveillance video and were told that the vehicle’s front passenger quarter panel was damaged along with the hood, police said. The passenger side headlight also was believed to be broken. Witnesses told police that the vehicle was a white GMC SUV that had two sunroofs and a roof rack.