Driver Issued Citation After Cambridge, Mass., Hit-and-Run

The incident happened early Sunday morning on Columbia Street near Lincoln Street

Authorities have identified a driver who allegedly crashed into a woman in a wheelchair Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and took off.

The driver, a 62-year-old Somerville man, was issued a citation for leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury.

The busy streets of Cambridge had never been a problem for Dorothy Steele.

"I would often admire her, cause she was an older woman in a wheelchair, and she would be out on days, even the weather was bad," said Nancy Dilando.

The 77-year-old, who lived alone, was routinely seen navigating all over the city, often feeding birds very early in the morning.

Police had few leads, except surveillance footage showing the Ford Taurus they believed hit the woman around 4:40 a.m.

"Nobody deserves that. The guy should have at least pulled over," said neighbor Sandra Preston. "Helped her out and get out and do the decent thing."

The car was located Thursday, and the driver was cited Friday.

Authorities have not released the name of the driver, who will be summonsed to court for leaving the scene of the crash.

The victim remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

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