No Ma'am, It Wasn't a Deer

75-year old woman questioned in hit-and-run

A tip call lead Lower Merion police to the Villanova home of a 75-year old woman who is being questioned in the hit-and-run accident that nearly killed a teenager.

The woman told police she thought she hit a deer, not a 13-year-old boy. The accident happened on Old Gulph Road in Bryn Mawr on July 15. The boy, who was on his bike, suffered severe head injuries.

Police hauled away the woman's Volvo Tuesday. The car has been in her garage for more than two weeks, according to neighbors.

"There's a big hole in the windshield," said a man who didn't want his name used.

Neighbors also pointed to a pickup truck parked outside the Main Line woman's home, saying that's the only vehicle she drives, lately.

"Think that's odd?" NBC10 Reporter Deanna Durante asked the man.

"What do you think?" he answered.

Durante asked police if the woman had seen the news and knew investigators were looking for the car and the hit-and-run driver.

"She has not been watching the news lately," said Superintendent Michael McGrath.

The boy is now recovering at home. Charges are pending against the woman.

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