Dartmouth police ID driver they say struck teen with car

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Police in Dartmouth have identified the driver they said struck a teen with her car.

Officials say 34-year-old Jessica Skaggs, of New Bedford, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Jessica Skaggs (Police Photo)
Jessica Skaggs (Police Photo)

According to police, Skaggs was driving on Dartmouth Street when she struck a 14-year-old girl at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Skaggs turned herself in at Dartmouth police headquarters about 30 minutes later and officers found her vehicle in a parking lot a short distance away from the crash.

Police said the victim is currently in stable condition at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.