Baby in Stroller Struck and Killed When Car Hops Curb Onto Sidewalk

A child being pushed in a stroller by family members was struck and killed by a driver in an Hyundai that hopped a curb in Orange County. The boy's parents remain hospitalized.

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A baby was killed and the child's parents were injured Sunday when a driver crashed over a curb and onto a sidewalk in southern Orange County.

The 11-month-old baby, who was being pushed in a stroller, died at the scene in the Las Flores neighborhood near Rancho Santa Margarita. The parents were identified as a 34-year-old man and 31-year-old woman.

The 54-year-old driver, a San Clemente man, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on Antonio Parkway at Oaktree, in a residential area north of Oso Parkway, around 4:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

"For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Hyundai Sonata left the roadway and traveled several hundred feet on the east sidewalk of Antonio Parkway and collided with the family," the CHP said in a statement.

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