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Mass. mother released after leaving scene and her severely injured child behind



Early this morning, at approximately 12:05 a.m., troopers from the State Police Revere Barracks responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on Route 16 near the Route 1 on-ramp in the city of Revere. Callers reported that the driver involved had left the scene with a child, in a bystander’s vehicle.

Upon arrival on scene, Troopers Andrew Patterson and Stephen Thomson determined that a red Nissan Kicks had rolled over and come to rest in a ditch adjacent to Route 16. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle had three occupants, the driver, later identified as Cecilia D. Miranda, 37, of Revere, and two children. Witnesses stated that the driver (Miranda) left the scene in a bystander’s vehicle with the younger of the two children, later determined to be a 6-year-old boy, leaving the other child behind, later determined to be a 10-year-old boy. Witnesses stated that another bystander stopped and took the 10-year-old in their vehicle, reportedly to a local hospital. Both children were reported by witnesses to have severe injuries.

Subsequent diligent investigation by Troopers Patterson and Thomson, led them to locate both children and the driver. Miranda was located with the 6-year-old at Mass General Hospital and subsequently placed under arrest. East Boston Neighborhood HealthCare Center notified State Police that a 10-year-old child was dropped off at their facility with severe injuries. Trooper Thomson responded to the center and determined that the child was in fact the other child involved in the crash. The 10-year-old was subsequently transported to Boston Children’s Hospital due to the severity of injuries.

Both children are reported to have severe, yet non-life threatening injuries.

Miranda was transported to the State Police Revere Barracks for booking.

Miranda was charged with the following:

1. OUI Alcohol w/Serious Bodily Injury and Negligent Operation
2. Child Endangerment while OUI
3. Child Endangerment while OUI
4. Open container of alcohol
5. Leaving the scene of a personal injury crash
6. Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
7. Abandon motor vehicle
8. Child under 8 w/o car seat
9. Marked lanes violation

Miranda was bailed and released, pending arraignment in Chelsea District Court tomorrow.

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