Woman charged in Cleveland hit-and-run crash

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CLEVELAND-- The woman accused of hitting another woman with her car in Cleveland last week has been charged, the FOX 8 I-Team learned.

Brandi Scampitilla

Brandi Scampitilla (Photo courtesy: Cleveland police)

Brandi Scampitilla, 24, faces felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident. She'll appear in court Friday morning.

Cleveland police said 31-year-old Tina Lowe was crossing the street at Fulton Road and Clark Avenue on Jan. 19 when she was hit by a car. The driver left, but stopped at a nearby gas station and hid behind an SUV as people rushed to help Lowe, police said.

Scampitilla turned herself in to detectives on Wednesday. She also had a capias for arrest for failing to appear in Cleveland Municipal Court in March for several traffic violations, including driving under a suspension.

"She did good turning herself in," Lowe said. "I feel that's a good step towards the positive, instead of making them have to go search for her."

Lowe lost teeth, and injured her legs and hip. Surveillance video from the crash showed the car hit her, sending her flying.

"She left me for dead, I was bleeding and all I seen was blood and my hands and spitting my teeth out, so I don't know what to think...laid my head down, closed my eyes and didn't know if I was gonna wake back up," Lowe said.

Scampitilla has several other previous traffic citations, including operating an unsafe vehicle and not having a child in restraints.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Lowe as she recovers from the incident.

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Fulton Road and Clark Avenue