Surveillance Video Shows Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

The driver of a sport utility vehicle struck the girl after she “darted out” onto Birch Street

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 10:52 PM PDT
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Santa Ana Police hope surveillance video will help them track down the driver of an SUV who struck a 7-year-old girl in front of her Santa Ana home and drove away. Evelyn Sanchez was listed in stable condition Thursday and in the ICU after surgery to repair her face and ear. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2012.

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Santa Ana Police hope surveillance video will help them track down the driver of an SUV who struck a 7-year-old girl in front of her Santa Ana home and drove away. Evelyn Sanchez was listed in stable condition Thursday and in the ICU after surgery to repair her face and ear. Vikki Vargas reports from Santa Ana for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2012.

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Hit-and-Run: Mother Ran to Aid Daughter

The mother of a 7-year-old hit-and-run victim -- a crash captured on surveillance video -- can be seen running to her daughter after she was struck by a black sport utility vehicle. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at noon on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012.

Caught on Video: Vehicle in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

Cameras captures a hit-and-run crash that injured a 7-year-old girl Wednesday in Santa Ana.
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Investigators released surveillance video Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that injured a 7-year-old girl in Santa Ana.

The video shows a black sport utility vehicle strike the girl before the driver continues traveling on Birch Street. At least two people, including the victim's mother, can be seen coming to the girl's aid.

The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon near the victim's family's residence. The apartment manager contacted police to notify them of the surveillance video, which was captured on three cameras.

"Prior to the video, we had nothing," said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The girl, second-grader Evelyn Sanchez, was walking with her mother when she "darted out" into the street, said Bertagna. The two were moving into an apartment, he said.

The SUV likely sustained right front-end damage in the crash, according to Santa Ana police.

Police have made no arrests.

The girl is in serious, but stable, condition Thursday morning.

Contact Santa Ana police at 714-245-8665 with information about the case.

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