Driver Of Car Hits Child In Yard, Plows Into House

COLTON (CBSLA.com) — A driver of a car lost control and swerved into a 8-year-old boy playing with friends in a front yard and then slammed into a house, police say.

The family says it was a miracle nobody was seriously hurt in the accident. Normally a 20-year-old girl is on the computer behind the wall where the car crashed.

“Just five minutes before she was sitting there,” Nick Valdez said. “My wife was going to the market and convinced her to go.”

A 91-year-old woman, a pregnant woman and other family members were in the house at the time.

Jonah Reyes is in serious but stable condition at Loma Linda University medical center. The boy suffered severe injuries to one of his legs, authorities said. A Colton police spokesperson early Wednesday told CBS2 he would be undergoing surgery for a few broken bones Wednesday.

The driver was not arrested at the scene. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected in the crash, police said. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Some neighbors say they want the stop sign replaced with a stoplight because people don’t stop and they go too fast.  The speed limit here is 35 mph. No word yet on how fast that driver was going but we are told he is cooperating with police and no arrests have been made.

“This threw our life upside down,” Valdez said. “We don’t have anybody to turn to.”

The Red Cross is helping the family.

 

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