POMONA (CBS) — An 8-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver and dragged several feet Friday near the intersection of Garey Avenue and Phillips Boulevard.

Los Angeles County Fire responded to the scene at 3:10 p.m.

Police say the driver of the 1997 Honda Accord, Tanya Bernal, was trying to leave the scene and was being stopped by area residents when officers arrived.

Bernal, 24, had initially struck a vehicle near the intersection and left the scene, say police. She then drove south on Garey, where her car hit a second vehicle, jumped the curb, and hit the pedestrian child.

The girl was reportedly dragged under the car for about 50 feet. Police said Bernal’s vehicle finally came to rest after it hit a parked car nearby.

The victim was airlifted to a hospital with injuries that appeared to be minor.

Bernal was arrested and booked for felony hit and run and driving without a license. She is being held at the Pomona Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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Comments (10)
  1. Beverly says:

    That woman should be lock up in jail for the rest of her life.

    1. Bernal says:

      Im her husband and I know you feel that she did it on purpose. I know she didn’t hit the little girl because she has a 1year old girl of her own. im sorry for the family of the little girl and our community of Pomona, CA.

  2. Daniel Lopez says:

    i was one of the bystanders that helped lift the car. I will not forget the look on her face covered in blood when she was pulled out from underneath the car. Im really happy to know she is ok.

    1. Alyssa Ponce says:

      As Long As Shes Okayy Thats All That Matters.

    2. Luis Reynoso PI says:

      daniel Are you by any chance the male that it is interviewed in the video by channel 9? I’m an investigator assigned to this case and I would like to inteview the people that was present, are you willing to talk to me about what you recall happening that day?


  3. ChannelingTed says:

    Hmm…. Yet another hit and run involving a Hispanic.

    1. Bernal says:

      Another dumb loser commenting!

  4. Diane Alcarez says:

    I was right there when it happen !!! I give thanks to god she came out of this with minor injuries.And the community came together which was so awesome.
    You go Pomona !!

  5. Alyssa Ponce says:

    That Lady Should Be Locked Up For Life For Hitting That Little Girl. Thank God That Shes Okay. And Thanks To all The People That Helped Pull That Litlle Girl Out From Under That Car.

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