(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman charged with leaving the scene after striking a child with her vehicle made her initial appearance in court Monday. Rebecca Davison is facing a felony count of Hit and Run Involving Injury.
The incident happened on the 700 block of South Spring Street last October. The child, who was ten-years-old at the time, suffered a golf ball size abrasion to his left knee and complained of swollen toes. Witnesses reported that the vehicle bumped into the child as he was crossing the street and then left.
Authorities later located the vehicle as well as Davison who reportedly admitted she was involved. She allegedly told police that she noticed a few kids entering the street, not at a crossing area. According to the criminal complaint, Davison said she came to a complete stop and noticed the child walked into the rear passenger side of her SUV, saying that she did not strike him. Davison reportedly said she stopped for a short period of time but noticed the child seemed fine and walked away towards the sidewalk so she drove away.
If convicted, the 44-year-old Davison face no more than nine-months in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.