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New details emerge in hit and run crash

Updated: 07/29/2014 5:25 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 4:20 PM WHEC.com
By: Brett Davidsen

News10NBC is learning more about the driving record of the woman accused in a hit and run crash. Another woman was seriously injured.

Police say Mary Moore was riding her bicycle on Rochester’s northeast side last week when she was hit by a car. Police say Keara Baker was driving that car and took off after hitting Moore. She was arraigned on charges Tuesday.

According to police reports, Baker was driving without a license when the collision occurred near Clifford Avenue and Goodman Street. But even more egregious may be the description of how police say she showed little regard for her victim’s life.

Mary Moore is struggling to survive. She was hit while riding her bike on Clifford Avenue last week. Police say she has a traumatic head injury and several broken bones.

Shaquille M. O'Neal, Moore’s brother, said, “She can shake her head and indicate she's alright, but she can't talk. She's got a lot of tubes in her mouth."

Police say Baker was the hit and run driver that injured Moore. Baker is charged with felony assault and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

Tim Prosperi, Assistant District Attorney, said, “The defendant then brought her vehicle to a stop, exited the vehicle, stepped over the victim, essentially to remove the bicycle from the car. She got back in the vehicle and as she is leaving the area, she ran over the victim a second time."

According to the police report, much of the hit and run was caught on surveillance cameras in the area. Police say Baker admitted to smoking 12 bags of crack cocaine just prior to getting behind the wheel.

O'Neal said, "I don't have any love for her. Whatever happens to her happens to her. What she did to my sister, so I don't have no love for her."

Baker should never have been behind the wheel to begin with. That is because, according to the police report, she had no license. Her driving privileges had been suspended 23 times dating back to 2002. Moore’s brother says one way or another, there will be justice.

O'Neal said, "If the law doesn’t get her, God will get her." 

Police were led to Baker when she attempted to check herself into a hospital Monday for some undisclosed reason. Her bail was set at $100,000. She will be back in court on Friday.

Mary Moore




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