The 3-year-old Fallbrook girl who sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a hit and run driver Feb. 20 is home and “recovering amazingly,” according to her mother.
In an email to the Village News March 1, the mother added of her daughter, who incurred a minor skull fracture, “She is such a fighter and does not have any permanent damage.”
The hit and run occurred at approximately 9 p.m. According to a CHP report, officers and paramedics responded to the 900 block of Vanita Street in Fallbrook, where the girl’s family was tending to her in the street. Medical personnel transported the girl via helicopter to Rady Children’s Hospital.
Witnesses described the vehicle involved in the incident as a white SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer or Expedition or Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Vanita and didn’t stop.
CHP public information officer Jim Bettencourt said March 6 that investigators are working on several leads but nothing has come out of them yet.
According to the mother, the family has hired a private investigator to help find the driver.