MILFORD – A Town of Maryland woman was arrested by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department for fleeing the scene of an accident after she struck a Milford woman walking along the side of State Highway 7 near the intersection of County Highway 58A.
Mindy Stevens, 35, allegedly struck Evelyn Ruiz, 29, with her car after traveling into the road’s shoulder, where Ruiz was walking west with the flow of traffic, alongside Jermaine Weir, 21. Stevens then allegedly fled the scene without stopping.
Following the accident, a passing motorist stopped to give aid and called 911, and Milford EMS found Ruiz on the shoulder of the road, complaining of pain to her lower extremities. She was transported to Bassett Hospital for treatment.
Stevens was later located at the Taco Bell on Southside in Oneonta after a tip was left on the Otsego County 911 Facebook page. Stevens was issued a uniform traffic ticket for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, a class A misdemeanor, as well as driving on the shoulder of a roadway and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian. The investigation is ongoing.