SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A second driver in a hit-and-run crash that injured a 14-year-old girl in Santa Ana Tuesday has been arrested, according to authorities.
The girl, who was released from a hospital Tuesday after suffering a leg injury, was struck by two vehicles about 4:10 p.m. Monday near 17th and Bristol streets, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The collisions were captured by a camera at Santa Ana College.
Adan Camacho, 32, of Santa Ana, was arrested just after hitting the girl with his red truck, Bertagna said.
Amanda Aie Sananikone, 21 of Anaheim, was arrested today after a Santa Ana College public safety officer saw a black Cadillac matching the description of
the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.
Sananikone was interviewed by officers and arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run. She was booked at the Santa Ana Police Department jail, police said.
The girl was crossing 17th Street against a red light from the east to the west side at Bristol when she was struck by the truck, which was headed south. The impact sent the girl into the path of the Cadillac in the next lane and she was struck again, Bertagna said.
Video shows the girl collided with the Cadillac’s grill and bounced a few feet away to the ground, dropping a backpack.
Police say Sananikone did get out of the car, picked up the girl’s backpack, returned it to her and stood over the girl for a time, but then got back into her car and left the scene before officers arrived.
“Had they (the drivers) stuck around, it merely would have been an accident with the 14-year-old responsible for breaking the law,” Bertagna said. “But because they fled, it’s a felony hit-and-run case.”
Camacho, who is being held without bail, did stop his truck about 300 yards away, but continued on. He was followed by a good Samaritan who called 911, Bertagna said.
Camacho has been booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving without a license.
Anyone with information about the crash can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)TIP-OCCS.
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