Friday, January 10, 2014

Sentencing Today For Driver In June Hit and Run in Ocean City

Jasmine Shuman, age 18 from Salisbury, Maryland, charged last summer in the hit and run of a 5-year-old girl in Ocean City last summer will learn her fate today in Worcester County Circuit Court.

Jasmine Shuman pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

According to police,  5-year-old, Jayln Shaw was walking with her mother in Ocean City on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Both were in a crosswalk at Baltimore Avenue and 19th Street and were attempting to go from the east side of the road to the west side when Jaylyn was hit by a car driven by Shuman. Upon impact  the child was thrown some 70 feet down Baltimore Avenue.

 Police say Shuman stopped at the scene of the crash at first, but then left and was about  to drive  onto Route 50 when police stopped her and arrested her.

Jayln was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma and since has recovered from her injuries.

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