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Police arrest woman accused of hit-and-run with serious injuries

Paula Rowe said she left the scene because she was scared, according to a release.
Credit: Clearwater Police Department

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Clearwater Police Department arrested the woman they say is responsible for hitting two motorcyclists Friday night before leaving the scene.

According to a release, Paula Rowe, 47, called the police department at 8 a.m., nearly 12 hours after she is accused of hitting the motorcyclists waiting to turn left on State Road 590.

One of the motorcyclists was taken as a trauma alert to Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg where he is in critical condition, police say. 

Rowe said she left the scene because she was scared, according to officers. After the crash, her car broke down and was towed to her apartment complex. Police have impounded Rowe's 2007 BMW.

Rowe is facing two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury related to the crash.

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