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Driver Accused of Hitting 3 Pedestrians in Downtown Crossing Held on $5K Bail

The driver hit three pedestrians and fled the scene Thursday afternoon

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    Three pedestrians were struck by a car near Downtown Crossing in Boston on Thursday afternoon. (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    The driver who hit three pedestrians near Downtown Crossing in Boston was ordered held on $5,000 bail at her arraignment Friday morning.

    The suspect, identified as Shanitqua Steele, 25, of Needham, Massachusetts, ran a red light and struck three pedestrians near School and Washington streets, partially trapping them beneath the vehicle.

    According to Boston Police, Steele then exited the car and fled up School Street.

    Good Samaritans were able to lift the car and drag the victims to safety.

    The victims are a 45-year-old Milford woman and her 9-year-old son and a 63-year-old woman from Spain. All three were transported to area hospitals and were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

    Officers searched for the suspect and were able to locate Steele after witnesses observed her entering a brown door at 3 School St. She was placed into custody and officers later learned that she did not have a driver's license.

    She is charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, using a motor vehicle without authority and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury.

    Steele is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 14.

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