Aberdeen, MD – On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Aberdeen police responded to a report of a person struck by an automobile, according to Aberdeen Police Spokesman Lt. C. William Reiber.
Reiber said at approximately 9:28 AM, officers responded to a convenience store located in the 700 block of S. Philadelphia Road and found a female, 17, suffering from life-threatening injuries because of being run over by an automobile.
Witnesses stated that the victim, a store employee, was intentionally run over by a white vehicle following a verbal dispute between her and another female, said Reiber. Witnesses stated the driver of the vehicle intentionally attempted to drive at the
victim, causing the victim to jump onto the hood of the car, according to Reiber.
Reiber said the victim then struck the vehicle’s windshield which caused the vehicle driver to move forward, propelling the victim onto the ground. The suspect then pulled forward, driving over the victim and fled the scene, according to Reiber.
Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, she was transported by Maryland State Police Medevac to University of Maryland Shock Trauma.
During their investigation at the scene, officers were met by the owner of the striking vehicle, according to Reiber. The owner then made contact with the driver and convinced her to return to the scene.
The driver, identified as Shyria Watson, 21, who has addresses in Elkton and in Newark, Delaware, returned to the scene in the white Nissan with damage to the hood and windshield, according to Reiber
Watson was arrested at the scene and has been charged with the following:
1st Degree Assault
The victim remains hospitalized.