14-year-old girl hit by car in Barrio Logan
19-year-old woman turns herself in
Last Updated: 91 days ago
Barrio Logan - A 14-year-old girl is recovering at a hospital Monday after being hit by a white sedan in Barrio Logan.
The crash happened along 30th Street and National Avenue in Barrio Logan.
“She wasn’t crying at all, she was just, ‘I can’t move. I can’t move,” said Gerardo Camacho, who was walking with his young daughter just steps away from where the girl was hit.
“I just turned around and I see some girl lying on the floor. I walked up to her and asked her are you okay? She said ‘Yeah, but I can’t feel nothing,” he told 10News.
Within minutes, the victim was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital. Not far away from the crash scene, police found the driver’s car abandoned.
Police said that the teen was jaywalking, so the driver had the right of way. But the driver needed to stop at the scene and did not.
“The car is required to stop, but the car proceeded,” said Lt. Mark Bennett with the San Diego Police Department. “(It) took off and went around the corner … actually abandoned the car.”
The impact on the front windshield left police surprised that the young teen’s injuries were not worse.
“The girl was taken to the hospital; she’s got some pain to her head and shoulder area. But (she) is not expected to have any life threatening injuries at all,” said Lt. Bennett.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old driver later turned herself in at a police substation in Barrio Logan with her parents at her side.
Police said at the very least, the driver is facing hit-and-run charges, but it is unclear if they will be felony or misdemeanor. That will be determined once the investigation is complete and the full extent of the 14-year-old’s injuries are known.
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