Camden woman in jail after hit-and-run near mall

Posted: October 06, 2012

A Camden woman who has a suspended driver's license and was being sought for earlier motor-vehicle violations was held Friday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian seriously injured near Cherry Hill Mall, authorities said.

Wanda Brown, 49, of the unit block of Lansdowne Avenue, turned herself in to police Thursday and was being held in the Camden County Jail on $20,000 bail, according to Cherry Hill police.

Brown was driving at 1:55 p.m. Thursday when she hit a man at Mall Drive and Route 38, police said. The victim, whose name and town have not been not released, suffered multiple fractures and severe head and neck injuries. He was in critical condition Friday at Cooper University Hospital.

Witnesses alerted police to the accident as Brown headed to her Camden home, where she was confronted by her daughter, Cherry Hill Police Lt. Sean Redmond said.

The daughter had viewed news reports of the accident. When she saw the damaged car, she questioned her mother and encouraged her to contact authorities.

Brown was charged Thursday with causing serious bodily injury, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, and other violations, Redmond said. She already was sought on a warrant for failing to appear in court to answer motor-vehicle charges, police said.


Contact Edward Colimore

at 856-779-3833 or ecolimore@phillynews.com.

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