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    Teen arrested in Santa Ana hit-and-run crash that injured 12-year-old girl
    • October 19, 2023

    An 18-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night, Oct. 18, on suspicion of leaving the scene of a crash that injured a 12-year-old girl in Santa Ana earlier that morning, authorities said.

    Investigators served a search warrant on a home in Santa Ana and found a blue, four-door sedan believed to be involved in the crash as well as the suspected driver, police said.

    The crash occurred about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of McFadden Avenue. Investigators believe the girl was crossing McFadden Avenue, not in a crosswalk, on her way to school when she was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound.

    The driver of that vehicle stayed at the scene, but a second vehicle also hit the girl, police said. The driver of the second car did not stop to render aid or identify herself.

    The girl was taken to a hospital where she was stable as of Wednesday night, police said. While she isn’t facing any life-threatening injury, she has a long recovery ahead, said Officer Natalie Garcia, a Santa Ana police spokeswoman, on Thursday.

    The suspected driver was booked into jail and being held on $50,000 bail, according to inmate records.

    How police identified the car and suspect as the driver were not disclosed.

    The first driver cooperated with police and was not arrested.

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    ​ Orange County Register