ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — A child struck by a car in Ontario last week is speaking out as police continue to hunt for the driver of a champagne-colored Toyota Corolla.
The unidentified child told KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz that the driver allegedly said in Spanish, “I didn’t see her,” before taking off.
The accident at the intersection of East California Street and South Plum Avenue happened about 4 p.m. on Jan. 17. Prior to the crash, the child had crossed the street to deliver a letter to the mail carrier.
After the accident, the victim’s grandmother said the driver got out to check on the child. The driver, however, did not leave any contact information, according to authorities.
“She picked me up by my arm pits and dragged me to the side of the road,” said the child, who sustained a fractured arm.
The child’s grandmother described the accused as a Hispanic female in her 30s or 40s. She said she noticed that the driver had kids in the car, which sustained possible front passenger-side damage.
“I know she’s a mother and she must know how one would feel to see their daughter thrown there in the street, all bloody and her face was pretty well scraped up,” the grandmother said.