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Toddler hit by car, suspect accused of leaving scene in east Tulsa

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jun 15, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police arrested a driver they said left the scene after hitting a child with a car.

A little before 3 p.m. on June 15, police responded to a call in a neighborhood near 31st and 169.

Investigating officers said a family friend, Briceida Aguilar-Lopez, who goes by Nohemi, went to the home to visit the child's mother.

She parked her GMC Traverse in the driveway, and when she was leaving after the visit, she backed over the 2-year-old who wandered into the driveway.

The child's mother asked Aguilar-Lopez if she hit the child, and when the mother went to get Tylenol, Aguilar-Lopez allegedly drove away.

At the same time, the child's father got home, saw his child on the ground and assumed a passing silver SUV hit his kid, then left. Officers believe the father was truthful with officers when he told them what he thought happened.

Aguilar-Lopez returned to the scene minutes later, parking in a neighboring driveway, and told an officer she didn't see anything.

When officers asked her what happened again, she allegedly admitted to backing over the child and leaving but changed her story in a written statement.

Aguilar-Lopez was booked into David L. Moss for leaving the scene of an injury collision and driving with no driver's license.

The child has significant injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

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