Woman due in court after teenager was left fighting for life after being thrown from car bonnet
A woman is due to appear in court charged in connection with an incident which left a teenage girl fighting for her life after she was thrown from the bonnet of a car.
Natasha Graham, 18, has been told to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court to face the allegation of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service were called to the supermarket car park at 7.30pm following reports the girl had been thrown from the bonnet of a Fiat 500.
She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where she was left in a critical condition fighting for her life.
Northumbria Police launched an inquiry after the injuries were reported to the force, with its specially-trained family liaison officers called in to offer support to the girl and her family in the wake of her ordeal.
Police appealed for witnesses who might have seen what happened in the busy supermarket car park as they pieced together what happened and also asked anyone with dashcam footage or information to get in touch.
In the aftermath of the incident, the force confirmed an 18-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl had been arrested in connection with the inquiry and said those involved were known to each other.
Graham, of Oak Avenue, near the Nook in South Shields, is due to appear before magistrates on Thursday, June 24.