Outpouring of Donations for Woman Injured in Fells Point Crash Top $50K

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Video still prior to the crash

On a chaotic Saturday morning in Fells Point, a hit-and-run crash left a woman with a long road to recovery. The community has stepped to support, as a GoFundMe page has already topped its $50,000 goal. 

Jill Boram, 27, was leaving work at the DogWatch Tavern when the car ran into her while going in reverse. The grisly incident was captured on video.

According to police, Orlando Redd was involved in a nearby altercation where several people were attempting to break into his car. He tried to drive away, but rammed into a stopped vehicle, then drove in reverse on the sidewalk outside the Tavern.

Redd, a 28-year-old Parkville resident was arrested on multiple assault charges. Police say they also believe he was under the influence of alcohol.

Boram was taken to the hospital, and listed in serious but stable condition. Yesterday, Boram’s mother posted on the GoFundMe page that she is undergoing surgery, and described the injuries as “not life threatening but life altering.”

More than 1,300 people donated as of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“They need our help to get them through this challenging time,” the page reads. “One thing that Baltimore does well is band together to support our neighbors.”

 

 



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