Hit-And-Run Driver Crashes Into Home Pinning Sleeping Boy Against Wall
A little boy and a teenager managed to survive with only minor injuries after a driver slammed through their bedroom wall early Thursday morning.
Around 12:20 a.m., the driver of a red Nissan 350Z crashed through a wall and into a family's Whittier home after failing to turn at an intersection, reports ABC 7. 4-year-old Armando de la Cruz was sleeping in his bed at the time and was pinned underneath the car. The boy's grandparents were sleeping in the next room and ran into the room when they heard the crash.
"The whole car was over the whole bed," grandfather David Mazon told CBS LA. "If he was in any other place than in the corner here against the wall, it would probably be a different story than just cuts and bruises. He's really the luckiest kid to be alive."
With the help of authorities, family members removed the boy from beneath the car and he was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Mazon's 18-year-old son was also in the room at the time of the crash, but only suffered minor cuts to his arm. The teen was playing video games instead of sleeping, which the family says may have saved him from further injury.
The driver and the passenger of the car immediately fled the scene on foot following the crash, according to Whittier Daily News. Authorities are still searching for the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer J. Lodeen at the CHP Santa Fe Springs officer at (562) 868-0503.