WASHINGTON - Police say a driver was under the influence when she ran a stop sign and struck three pedestrians on Saturday in Southeast D.C.
According to Metro police, the driver of a Ford 500 ran a stop sign at 4th and Savannah Streets. The driver turned left onto 4th St, hit a parked car and then hopped a curb, where she struck two pedestrians – a father and his 5-year-old daughter.
The driver hit a third pedestrian before stopping in front of a residence, according to MPD.
The 5-year-old girl was located underneath the Ford 500.
She was airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition. An adult male was also taken to a local hospital.
32-year-old Thaniyyah Veney was located in a nearby alley and was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Leaving after Colliding, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Aggravated Assault.