Woman charged in Milford hit and run, serious injuries reported

MILFORD – A 35-year-old Dover woman was arrested April 5 in connection with a hit and run accident that left a 66-year-old female victim with a serious injury, according to the Milford Police Department.

The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. at a residence located in the 4,000 block of North Sagamore Drive in the Hearthstone Manor Development. Paula A. Gillespie, a.k.a. Paula A. Phillips, was charged with vehicular assault in the second degree, careless driving and other traffic offenses.

An investigation revealed that the 66-year-old victim and a family member were inside of the garage standing next to a parked vehicle. During this time, Gillespie was operating a SUV at a high rate of speed in the development. She lost control of the SUV and crashed into the side of the garage/building causing the parked vehicle to slide into the 66yo female victim, pinning her between the vehicle and the wall of the garage. Gillespie then fled the area in her SUV.

Milford Police Patrol Division, Milford Police K9 Division, Carlisle Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and city of Milford Building Inspection Personnel all responded to the accident scene. The 66-year-old female victim was extracted by Carlisle Fire Department and EMS and was transported Milford Bayhealth Hospital with a serious lower extremity injury. She was later transported to Christiana Care Hospital.

Gillespie turned herself into the Milford Police Department April 5 in the evening. Gillespie was arraigned and released on $1,000.00 unsecured bond.

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