October 30 2019

Burlington Woman Charged After Allegedly Hitting Four Children in Stoneham Hit-and-Run

By: Rich Hosford

A Burlington woman has been charged in a hit-and-run case after she allegedly crashed into four children and then attempted to hide her vehicle. 

NBC Boston reports that Stephanie DeTomasi, 30, of Burlington, pleaded not-guilty to charges of the leaving the scene of personal injury, leaving the scene of property damage, destruction of evidence, negligent operation, and speeding in court. A judge set her bail at $1,000 and she was ordered not to drive. 

According to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Stoneham Police, on October 13 an incident captured on surveillance video showed a Subaru Legacy striking four children, all aged 12 and 13, while they stood with bicycles in front of a home. The vehicle dragged one of the bikes for a distance and then left the scene. 

Fortunately none of the children were seriously injured but two of them were taken to the hospital. 

It took police multiple days to identify DeTomasi as the operator of the vehicle due to her attempts to evade detection. They say she hid her car under a tarp in Lynn and removed the license plate. 

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for November 26.


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