North Fort Myers woman arrested in Cape hit-and-run faces judge

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Laura Ashley Wood (Photo via Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A 30-year-old woman arrested in connection with a hit-and-run involving a child on Northeast Ninth Street faced a judge Tuesday.

Laura Ashley Wood, of North Fort Myers, is facing multiple charges including three counts of hit-and-run, reckless driving and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office booking report. Bond has not yet been set.

Neighbor Angie Koch said, “I can’t even imagine hitting a child but to not stop and actually make sure the child’s alright get help, it’s just ridiculous.”

An 8-year-old child riding a scooter was hit by a car Monday afternoon on the 1100 block of Northeast Ninth Street, according to the Cape Coral Police Department. He was taken to the hospital and treated several injuries.

“If the police cannot get out here and do something it’s gonna happen again and the next time the child might not be OK,” Koch said.

Wood’s court appearance began at 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Clerk of Court on 1700 Monroe St. in Fort Myers.

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