Teen Suffers Skull Fracture in Alleged DUI Hit-and-Run Crash

By Andrew Lopez
|  Monday, Jul 14, 2014  |  Updated 11:49 AM PDT
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Teen Injured in Suspected DUI Hit-and-Run Crash

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A 15-year-old girl was injured and a man was arrested after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash in Costa Mesa Monday, July 14, 2014.

A suspected DUI driver was arrested Monday after allegedly fracturing the skull of a teenage girl in a hit-and-run crash in Costa Mesa.

Officers responded to the hit-and-run report around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Fairview Road and Baker Street, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Investigators found that a 15-year-old girl was running against a red light when she was struck by a white SUV. Police said the SUV fled the area after the crash, and blacked out the headlights at one point so to not be caught.

Witnesses called help for the girl, who was taken to Western Medical Center with a minor skull fracture, officials said. She was listed in stable condition.

Officers were able to trace the suspect vehicle in the 1200 block of Adams Avenue. The driver, Ryota Takamatsu, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony DUI.

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