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Hit-and-run driver got out of car, police say

Matt Zapotosky

Update on an item from Tuesday about the child injured in a hit-and-run crash: According to police, the driver of the car, 43-year-old Gerald Gerome Keemer of Lusby, actually got out of his vehicle and made contact with the child’s caregiver, but then took off before police arrived.

Then, later, he showed up at a St. Mary's County sheriff’s office district station to turn himself in.

Gerald Gerome Keemer. (Courtesy St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.)

It didn’t help him avoid sanctions. Keemer, who didn’t have a valid driver’s license, was charged Wednesday night with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving with a suspended license, police said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  December 2, 2009; 2:20 PM ET
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You have to wonder. . . .

If he didn't have a valid drivers license, WHY was he driving a car to begin with. No respect for the law!

I hope the 4 year old he hit with the car is doing better.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | December 2, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

In response to You have to wonder-obviously the man is yet another person who thinks that laws apply to everyone but them. Everyone else needs a drivers license but not him. I just hope that the child is recovering well.

Posted by: maggie252 | December 3, 2009 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Yes it was wrong for him to be driving with a violate drivers licenes but at lease he had enought sense to get out the car and check to see if the little girl was ok where in a lot of cases hit and run drivers don't stop at all they just keep on going. Give the brother some kind of credit in taking responsibility for his actions and manning up and turning himself in for what he did.

Posted by: luke50 | December 3, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

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