Police responded to the intersection of Eastern Boulevard & Old Eastern Avenue in Essex on Thursday, July 8 around 4:30 a.m.
A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2018 Yongfu moped failed to stop at a red traffic light and entered the intersection. The driver of a 2015 Ford Fusion struck the moped and left the scene without rendering aid.
The driver of the moped was transported to an area hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Officers located the Ford and placed the driver under arrest. Taijah Aremoni Pope, (23), of the 3700 block of White Pine Road was charged with failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury.
The Baltimore County Police Crash Team continues to investigate this case.