Police: Arrest Made In Hit-And-Run That Injured A 5-Year-Old

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Wilmington Police have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run collision involving an off-highway vehicle that struck a 5-year-old.

On May 25 at approximately 6 p.m., a male suspect illegally operating a dirt bike in the 600 block of South Buttonwood Street struck and injured a 5-year-old juvenile pedestrian, according to t police. Officials said the operator left the scene, and the juvenile was transported to the hospital for treatment in stable condition. The case was assigned to the WPD Special Operations Division/Traffic Unit.

On June 18, 22-year-old Michael Torres turned himself into Wilmington Police in reference to the May 25 collision. He has been charged with the following offenses, in addition to violations related to the illegal operation of an off-highway vehicle:

Vehicular Assault (3rd Degree)
Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance.

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