Mom, Tot Injured In ATV Hit-And-Run

A Mountain Village woman was arrested Wednesday after driving an ATV into a woman pushing a toddler in a stroller.

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Mountain Village, Alaska. Photo from Google Maps.

Wednesday afternoon, troopers say 22-year-old Georgianne Hanson was driving a 4-wheeler with a passenger. She began arguing with Jeanette Myre, who had a toddler in a stroller. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters say Hanson allegedly told the woman she was going to hit her with the ATV.

“Hanson then drove a little distance away, turned around, came back at Myre and struck her and the stroller with the 4-wheeler. Hanson then left scene and did not render aid at all. Fortunately there was a good Samaritan who transported the woman and the child to the Mountain Village Clinic,” said Peters.

Their investigation indicated that Hanson did just that, by driving away, circling back to hit the woman and the stroller. She then left the scene. The woman and the toddler were medecaved to Bethel for non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers arrested Hanson and expected charges for first and second degree assault and failure to render aid. Peters said it doesn’t appear alcohol was a factor.