Driver, 70, In Custody After Striking, Dragging Kid In Stroller For Quarter Of A Mile

PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — A 70-year-old driver was arrested Wednesday night after striking a woman and her little girl in a stroller in a crosswalk –and driving away with the toddler underneath the vehicle—in Panorama City.

The mother was pushing her youngster in a pink car-shaped stroller near the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Chase Street at 8:40 p.m. when the reported unlicensed driver hit them and then kept going.

The suspect drove with the child under the front of his car for a quarter of a mile until he was chased down by citizens.

The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was later upgraded to stable.

The mother is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

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