Police: Woman hit pedestrians with car, then returned to the scene

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The Albuquerque Police Department said a woman hit a group of pedestrians walking in downtown Albuquerque with her car—but officers said the odd part is when she returned to the scene.

It happened back in February. By the time she surrendered to police officers, they said Markeda Rivera had already caused a lot of damage.

“Please just let me go to jail,” Rivera said.

Just 20 minutes before the 37-year-old made that statement and landed herself in handcuffs near Second Street and Central Avenue, police said she hit a group of people with her SUV, knocking one of them to the ground. According to police, the group was crossing Central in the crosswalk at Fourth Street.

Paramedics and officers responded to the scene, and not too long after they arrived they said Rivera returned too. As police officers yelled commands for Rivera to “get on the ground,” she refused and instead took off, again.

At the hospital, the couple who was hit told police they didn’t know Rivera, but felt as if she hit them on purpose because she never slowed down.

“She went faster after she saw us,” the woman said. 

APD said the victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Rivera is charged with three counts of aggravated battery and a handful of lesser charges. 
 

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