A hit and run driver left three girls dead and one other child hospitalized and then fled the scene with the car’s passenger. Sandra Mizer, 13, Willow Sanchez, 11, and Daytona Bronas, 12, were all killed in the fatal crash.
According to a report on NBC Los Angeles, the girls were involved in an accident when a vehicle struck them as they were walking along the northbound lane of Camp Rock Road. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Natalie Coe, 14, survived but has been hospitalized in an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to her mother.
NBC reported that her mother, Sherrie Orndorff said the girl’s leg was amputated, “all her limbs are shattered” and that she has suffered serious damage to her liver and kidneys. Two of the girls, Natalie and Daytona, used wheelchairs because of their disabilities. CHP officials said an unknown driver and passenger in a white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado appeared to have drifted into the shoulder while the girls were walking.
Witnesses told family members that the hit-and-run driver and their passenger used a flashlight to see who they had struck after the collision before fleeing the scene on foot. The CHP is asking anyone with information to call Victorville CHP area office at 760-241-1186.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of these young victims for their tragic loss. Our hearts also go out to Natalie Coe, the sole survivor of this crash who is battling for her life right now. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.” Based on this news report, it appears that the driver stopped, looked at the injured victims, and then fled the scene. We hope whoever caused this horrific crash and caused so many families pain is apprehended and brought to justice.
In such cases, in addition to facing criminal charges and penalties, at-fault parties can be held financially liable for the tremendous losses they cause as well. An experienced San Bernardino hit-and-run lawyer will be able to protect the rights of victims and their families and help ensure that the wrongdoers are held accountable.