• The driver, 36-year-old Cory Bush, fled the scene
  • He was later arrested from his apartment 
  • The accused was charged with aggravated vehicular assault

In a hit-and-run case, a 36-year-old driver in Ohio mowed down a grandmother pushing her 1-year-old grandchild in a stroller, killing the baby and critically injuring the woman.

The child, Amara White, died on Christmas Day while the 63-year-old woman is still in critical condition. The accused was arrested by the police from his apartment, news outlet The Columbus Dispatch reported.

The incident happened at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday when the grandmother, Nandini Adarwal, was pushing the stroller with the baby on Londondale Parkway in the city of Newark. According to the police, the driver, Cory Bush, did not provide first aid after the crash and took off immediately.

The child was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and died just after 10 a.m. ET Friday. Adarwal remains in Ohio Health Grant Medical Center, NBC-affiliated WCMH-TV reported.

The report said Bush told Newark police he was distracted before the accident. His vehicle has been impounded as evidence.

Bush has been arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular assault. The Licking County Prosecutor’s Office said it will review the case for a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide.

In a similar incident in the Bronx, a 69-year-old man turned himself in on Sunday morning, a week after he plowed down a 62-year-old woman pushing a stroller with her 2-year-old grandchild in it. The surveillance video, made public by the police to help identify the driver, shows 62-year-old Bema Memadi and her grandson near Eastchester Road when a red GMC Terrain Denali hit her, sending her sprawling to the ground, around 2.20 p.m. ET on Dec. 21.

While the toddler suffered a minor head wound, Memani suffered an injury to her leg, the New York Daily News reported. According to eye-witnesses, the driver, Othello Rapini, pulled over down the block then walked over to check out the crash. However, he ran back to his vehicle and drove off as panicked pedestrians called emergency services. He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

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