Driver Arrested in Burnet Avenue hit & run that seriously hurt 6-year-old girl

Police say the driver of this vehicle struck a 6-year-old girl in East Syracuse last month.

Your tips and surveillance video from a Syracuse business have helped police find the driver who hit and seriously injured a 6-year-old girl on Burnet Avenue last month.

An East Syracuse woman, 23-year-old Amy Dejohn, has been arrested, accused of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. Dejohn will appear in Syracuse City Traffic Court next week to answer to that charge, as well as Imprudent Speed and Failure to Use Care Approaching a Pedestrian.

It was just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, that a 6-year-old girl was walking across the 900 block of Burnet Avenue. She was struck by a white SUV driving west.

A surveillance camera, mounted on the wall of Hy Grade Metal Products, captured what happened seconds after the crash. In the video, you can see the vehicle turning off Burnet Avenue onto Fairview Avenue, with a child running after it.

Police found the SUV, a 2006 Saturn Vue with New York Statute of Liberty License plates, parked in a driveway on Hazel Avenue in East Syracuse.

The little girl was released from the hospital earlier this week.

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