Police: Mom left child at crash scene

NEWARK, Del. - September 3, 2009 The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Route 40 and Scotland Drive in Newark.

According to investigators, a Mazda SUV had a green light at the intersection and was crossing Route 40, going toward the Apple Chase apartment complex.

While crossing the road, police say, the Mazda was hit by a Ford Explorer driven by Tiffany Hrycek, 27, of Samantha Circle in Bear.

After the crash, police say Hrycek got herself and her 10-year-old daughter out of the Ford, then walked the girl to a nearby sidewalk. Then, police say, Hrycek fled the scene leaving her daughter behind.

Police say Hrycek had outstanding warrants and left to elude capture.

Emergency workers arrived and tended to the girl, who had non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda was not hurt.

Troopers found Hrycek at her home and took her into custody.

She was charged with the following offenses: Endangering the Welfare of a Child (misdemeanor), Leaving the Scene of an Injury Crash (traffic offense), Driving While Suspended (traffic offense), Failure to Have Insurance (traffic offense), Failure to have a Registration Card (traffic offense) and Disregarding a Red Light (traffic offense).

Police say the Division of Family Services was notified about this case. The child was turned over to another family member.

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