Teen faces vehicular homicide charge; accused of fatal hit-and-run Massachusetts car accident

A Cape Cod teenager accused in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Massachusetts car accident that killed a woman in a wheelchair, appeared in court in handcuffs on Monday, ABC5 reported.

The girl was captured by police at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham on Saturday, where police say she had been hiding since walking away from Barnstable District Court on Friday.

As we reported recently on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, authorities continue to battle serious and fatal car accidents involving teenagers.

In this case, the young woman was charged with motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. She is being held on $500,000 bail. She is accused of striking and fatally injuring a 47-year-old woman crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair.

The defendant will be back in court on June 9. Two other defendants were charged with helping the teenager escape. The girl fled from her initial court arraignment on Friday.

The Boston Globe reported that police found the teen’s car at the Rosewood Motel, where she reportedly ran into the woods.

Police searched the woods using K-9 dogs for about half an hour before spotting the defendant near a golf course. She attempted to flee again but was quickly taken into custody.

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