INGLEWOOD (CBS) — Police have announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman they say caused a hit-and-run accident in Inglewood Saturday that led to the death of the victim’s unborn child.

The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. at Manchester and Market Streets, according to police.

Lt. James Madia of the Inglewood Police Department said “when officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and left the area.”

Officials said Brittney Cheeseman, 18, of Los Angeles was walking in a crosswalk when she was hit by a gray 1996 Nissan.

Witnesses told police the Nissan was traveling east on Manchester when it ran a red light.

Cheeseman was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries but her unborn child was unresponsive and showing no signs of life.

Using witness reports of a license plate, police said they traced the car and driver and arrested suspect Janine Rachel Mayfield, 57, of Inglewood.

Officials say she was booked at Inglewood Jail for felony hit-and-run.

She is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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Comments (21)
  1. iain says:

    Please explain why the b*tch is smiling in her mugshot? And can someone lock her up for life and throw away the key? Please?

    1. jennifer says:

      That’s not her mugshot you moron! That’s the photo linked to her DMV ID/license. Please use some of that 2 digit I.Q. you have before posting a message. Repeat after me boys and girls…MUGSHOTS DO NOT HAVE A BLUE BACKROUND duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

      1. jj says:

        Alright Jemnifer calm down

      2. JB says:

        So why does the caption under the picture say “Janine Rachel Mayfield’s mug shot. (credit: Inglewood Police Department). In some PD they do have a blue background you dumb b*tch! It’s you how has the 2 digit I.Q. Really, Really low I might add.

      3. Karen says:

        Jennifer – it says MUG SHOT under the picture.


        sounds to me like the economy has made you grow balls bee-itch!!! lol

    2. Regg says:

      DMV license dummie!!!!

  2. Johnny Popp says:

    Terrible Unfortunate Incident for ALL involved….
    I wish them ALL well///

  3. Bite me says:

    Hey b*tch whatcha getting all worked up for you hairy nad

  4. Timothy McGarry says:

    No matter how you slice it, it’s a doofy photo.

  5. Stubby says:

    I like the mole over her left eye. Other than that, she’s damn ugly.

  6. valjperez says:

    so the reporter said “unborn child was unresponsive and showing no signs of life”? it means abotion is literally killing life of unborn too. can someone explain?

    1. Karen says:

      I am wondering if the fetus was alive BEFORE this accident.

      1. Regg says:

        …wow. Your a jack ass!

      2. SHUT IT says:

        and I am wondering what kind of dumb@ss would say something like that … oh ya, someone with the name Karen

  7. charlie says:

    she’s smiling ??? all i can see is the mole, Austin Powers, mole’ mole’ mole’

  8. No thanks says:

    What a babe. Now excuse me while I go and vomit profusely.
    Think anyone actually ever slept with that? eewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  9. JD says:

    She must have been tweeking….a total Meth Addict…JUST look at her skaggy face…it has METH ADDICT written all over it…

  10. Tina says:

    It’s not about her looks!!! It’s about a crime she committed and now she deserves to be punished she took a life. Unfortunately our justice system serves no justice so she will be out in a year or so!!! At least that’s what happened to a relative of mine he was killed in a hit-n-run accident and all the guy got was 280 days. My prayers are with the young mother to be.

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