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Police: Charges Pending in Pedestrian Crash

A 16-year-old driver struck and seriously injured a woman walking on a sidewalk Tuesday, police said.

Exeter police said charges are pending against a 16-year-old driver who struck and seriously injured a woman walking on a Portsmouth Avenue sidewalk on Tuesday.

The victim, Soja Bennet, 69, of Exeter, remained hospitalized Wednesday.

The teenage driver has not been identified by police. Police Capt. Bill Shupe said the driver has a license.

The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Gary Blake car dealership. The woman was transported to Exeter Hospital, which is less than a half-mile away.

Shupe said the teen's vehicle was traveling north on Portsmouth Avenue toward Stratham when it suddenly veered to the left and struck the woman on the opposite side of the street. Shupe said it was initially unclear why the teen swerved.

Geyser1 December 10, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Whats up with the Tire Heist at Blake Saab a month a go. With all four tires being ripped of a car on the front row. Right on the side walk were the crash was. I hope the Bennet women is doing Well.
Jason Claffey December 10, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Hi, Police are still looking for information regarding this crime: http://www.seacoastcrimestoppers.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=167:auto-rims-theft-exeter-pd-111412&catid=35:unsolved-crimes&Itemid=2 —The Editor

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