Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Warrant Issued for Philadelphia Woman Charged for Hitting Teen Pedestrian with Vehicle in Tamaqua

A woman from Philadelphia is facing felony charges in relation to a hit and run in Tamaqua.

On Monday, Tamaqua Police filed charges against Kayla Hayes, 22, of Philadelphia in an incident on November 20th, 2021 where Eric Richardson, 16, was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Laurel and East Broad Streets in Tamaqua.

Richardson was flown to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.  The driver of the vehicle, Hayes, left the scene.

Hayes faces charges on accidents involving death or personal injury; accidents involving death/injury while not licensed, both felonies. Misdemeanor charges are failure to stop and give information to render aid; immediate notice of accident to police department; driving without a license; failure to notify change in address; driving while operating privilege suspended or revoked; operating vehicle without required finance responsibility, and registration and certificate of title required.

A warrant has been issued for Hayes arrest.

Additional Information this incident from the Times News