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Police: Jeannette woman hit boy with car during school drop-off

Renatta Signorini
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A Jeannette woman is accused of hitting a boy with her car while dropping a child off at McKee Elementary last week and then leaving the scene without checking on him, according to police.

Frances Gross, 33, is charged with accidents involving injury, reckless endangerment and two summary counts.

Police were notified Friday by school officials that a child reported being hit by a car when he was walking into the building with his brother, according to court papers. Surveillance footage showed the pair walking in a crosswalk in front of the school while Gross was stopped in a station wagon.

The station wagon started to move while the boy was in the crosswalk and knocked him to the ground, police said. The boy got up and ran into the school and the driver left the scene, according to court papers.

The boy wasn’t hurt, police said. Investigators said Tuesday they were informed both boys were hit. It was unclear if the second boy was hurt.

When investigators reached Gross by phone on Friday she said it was an accident.

She told police she didn’t check on the boy because he appeared to be uninjured.

The charges were sent by summons. Gross could not be reached. A June 20 preliminary hearing is set.

Correction: This story has been modified to reflect the relationship between the driver and the child.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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