BROOKLYN — Police said they have arrested and charged a woman they identified earlier Wednesday as the suspect in a Brooklyn hit-and-run of a 14-year-old girl.
Police said Wednesday night that they have charged 49-year-old Julia Litmonovich for the March 27 hit-and-run.
Litmonovich is being charged with leaving an injury accident, reckless endangerment, assault, reckless driving, failing to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care, and a speed violation, according to police.
Police took Litmonovich into custody earlier Wednesday afternoon.
The incident is still under investigation, according to authorities.
On March 27, Xin Yi Wang was hit by a black Dodge Challenger as she crossed the street on the crosswalk bordering Sunset Park and Borough Park, police said.
“She took the red light,” Wang told PIX11. “It was very fast, I want to run away, but because it’s too fast, I cannot just run away.”
The high school freshman was taken to the hospital. She said she sustained lots of bruises, but also painful memories.
“The worst thing is when I see the cars move fast I’m like, ‘oh my God,’ I still remember that moment.”