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UPDATE: Trenton family defends son's girlfriend arrested for running over toddler

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DADE COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A Trenton toddler is recovering from a brain injury after being hit by a car on Thursday afternoon.

Felicia Tiffin is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license after police say she struck a toddler who darted into Killian Avenue in Trenton.

Sheila Williams is sticking up for her son's girlfriend.

"It wasn't a hit and run," Williams says. "(Tiffin) was the one who carried the mother and the child to the fire department for the ambulance to pick them up."

Police say that initially, Tiffin did stop to help. She drove the injured child and his mother to a nearby fire station, but left before police could arrive.

"She was extremely upset. She was sick. She didn't know exactly what happened. She said everything happened so fast," says Williams. "She said, Oh my God, what if I did hit the child?"

After leaving the fire station, police say Tiffin headed to her boyfriend's parent's home in Wildwood, where police tracked her down later that afternoon.

"That's where things crossed up, and got her in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident," Williams says.

Trenton police detective Tim Mitchell says Tiffin wasn't wrong to help, but she should have never left the fire station.

"If she would've stayed on scene, things might have come out a little differently," Mitchell says. "You have to wait for the police to arrive if you have injured someone."

Right now, Tiffin is facing two misdemeanor charges. Police say it's possible she could face more.

"Ms. Tiffin does have a heart, and she was trying to help out with this child," Mitchell says. "But at the same time, she wasn't paying quite close enough attention, or she wouldn't have struck the child."

Police tell us the toddler is currently in stable condition at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. Doctors say it's possible he could make a full recovery.

Tiffin is currently being held in the Dade County Jail without bond.


PREVIOUS STORY: Trenton police say a woman has been arrested in connection to a hit and run involving a child.

The incident happened around noon today on Pace Street.

Police a 2-year-old boy was hit by Felicia Tiffin who was driving a dark blue Pontiac Grand Prix. His condition is unknown.

A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued by police shortly after the incident happened, alerting authorities in the surrounding areas of Trenton to Tiffin's description.

Trenton police say Tiffin has been arrested and is being taken to the Dade County jail.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.


PREVIOUS STORY: Trenton police are looking for the driver of a dark blue vehicle that hit a toddler Thursday afternoon.

Police tell Channel 3, the two-year-old boy ran out of a home on Pace Street and into the street. He was struck by a 90’s model four-door Pontiac Grand Prix.

Police say the driver kept going after the collision.

Police say the toddler is being treated at a Chattanooga hospital and is in stable condition.

An order to be on the lookout for the vehicle has been issued across North Georgia and in Chattanooga for the car. The driver is described as a white female in her mid 30’s with sandy blonde hair. Police believe she is between 5’2 and 5’6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150-200 lbs.

Police are taking a look at surveillance video from two nearby businesses in an effort to obtain a tag number on the car.

If you have any information on where the driver or car may be located call police. 

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