A 70 year old man who struck a mother and her two daughters in a crosswalk Wednesday evening in Panorama City has been arrested and charged with felony hit and run and driving without a license.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Cabino Cabrera was traveling west on Chase Street in a Toyota RAV4 SUV just before 8:45 p.m. when he drove through a crosswalk at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard, where a 41 year old mother and her 17 year old and 14 month old daughters were making their way across the street.
The teenaged daughter was able to dodge a direct impact, though the mother and young toddler were hit. The pink stroller carrying the girl was also caught in the front bumper of the SUV and pushed forward approximately 350 feet. Police report that witnesses to the accident attempted to get the driver to stop, banging on the vehicle’s windows, but he continued on until one witness jumped in front of the vehicle.
“He didn’t drive very far, about a block and a half, and apparently didn’t know he was pushing the stroller,” said Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD’s media relations department. “But they think he knew he had hit something or someone.”
The mother and young daughter were then rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. The toddler was first admitted in critical condition, though she was upgraded to stable condition by Thursday morning and transferred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Information about the condition of the girl’s mother has not yet been released, though her injuries are believed to be less severe.
Back at the accident scene, the driver was apprehended and found to be driving without a license, which may have been why he did not stop after the collision, suggested police. A court date has not yet been assigned for Cabrera, who could face jail time if convicted.
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