ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A woman taking her granddaughter and young nephew for a walk in her Anaheim neighborhood ended up dead Tuesday.
Police said a driver was backing out of an apartment complex on Nutwood Street just before 2 p.m. when she crashed through a wrought-iron gate, hitting the woman and her one year-old granddaughter, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.
Police said the Toyota Camry reversed at a high rate of speed through the alley behind the apartment complex and ran over Norma Revolorio, 44, who was walking on the sidewalk with her nephew and pushing her grandchild in a stroller, Wyatt said.
The grandmother was pinned under the Toyota. She was rushed to UCI Medical Center, where she later died.
The baby and the nephew survived.
“It was a horrendous crash. That’s why we come running out right the way. And then I saw the car. And then I saw the baby in the street,” said neighbor Angie Jared. “I didn’t see the person underneath the car until I came back out. I happened to see a foot.”
“She was always with her grandkids, always watching them. They were always full of joy,” neighbor Arielle Hernandez said. “It has me shook in a way because a wreckless driver would have to drive so fast.”
The driver stayed behind and cooperated with police but has not been arrested.
Although police described this as an accident. But neighbors told CBS2’S Michele Gile that the driver is known to be wreckless.
“What I heard from the neighbor that she’s always driving crazy and being mean to people,” said neighbor Maria Monroy. “My friend – she lives in this apartment. She said that a few times, she bumped into her with her car – all mad and stuff driving crazy. So I think this could be prevented.”