Young Girl Remains Hospitalized After Suspected Hit-And-Run

OXNARD (CBS) — Two girls struck in a possible hit-and-run accident in Silver Strand Saturday have been released from the hospital, while the most severely injured child was transferred to another hospital Monday, officials said.

The three girls were walking in the northbound bicycle lane of Victoria Avenue near Santa Monica Drive about 7:10 p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a northbound vehicle that veered into the lane, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The victims were sisters ages 6 and 8 and their 10-year-old friend. The vehicle missed Joan Aronson, 50, of Oxnard. Aronson, the sisters’ mother, was closest to oncoming traffic as she and her daughters walked their friend home, officials said.

The vehicle left the scene after the crash. A witness ran after it and flagged down a vehicle to help, but the driver was not found, officials said.

The 8- and 10-year-old girls were discharged from the hospital, said Officer Steve Reid, a spokesman for the Ventura CHP.

The 6-year-old was transferred to a Northridge hospital. The children’s names were not released.

CHP officials are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver and vehicle, he said.

The vehicle was described as a silver or gray older model with tinted front windows. It had damage to its left front fender, a headlight and a bumper, and it was missing a hubcap, officials said.

CHP officials plan to put up an electronic sign about the incident near the scene in hopes of getting help from the public, Reid said.


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