Deerfield woman hits mother with vehicle, charges likely
DEERFIELD — An 18-year-old woman may face charges after police said she struck her mother with a car following an argument at their Eastern Avenue home Wednesday.
Deerfield Police Officer Michael Krusiewski said both the driver and her 40-year-old mother were treated and released from Baystate Franklin Medical Center following the incident at 2:10 p.m.
Krusiewski said the two had been arguing at their home when the 18-year-old attempted to leave in a vehicle. “The mother of the operator ran out into the street to attempt to stop her and she was struck,” he said.
He said the mother suffered minor injuries and the daughter was transported because she was hyperventilating.
Charges will be filed, he said, but police still need to interview additional witnesses to confirm the daughter’s account that the incident was an accident.
“The mother said it was her fault because she ran into the road, but it may be that the daughter could have done more to avoid hitting her,” he said.
He declined to identify the women because the incident was still under investigation.
— REBECCA EVERETT