City of industry: woman and child hit while crossing the street in a violent get-away, captured on video

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (KABC) — Authorities arrested a driver suspected of hitting a grandmother and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run accident as they crossed the street in the industrial city on Wednesday.

A home security camera caught the crime. The video shows a silver Honda Accord running a red light at the intersection of Azusa Avenue and Gemini Street, then plowing into the two pedestrians and speeding away.

Video showed the pedestrians flying over the hood of the car before landing on the street.

“I was obviously shocked. I was like, ‘Whoa, how can you just run away and leave her there?'” said Fabian Barajas. His security camera captured the collision.

Fortunately, the two pedestrians were not seriously injured. Investigators said they were taken to a hospital, treated and discharged.

Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transportation Department searched the neighborhood Thursday morning. In the evening, the sheriff’s department announced that one person was arrested after the suspect vehicle was found around 2:30 p.m

The suspect, whose name has not been released, has been booked with the Industry Sheriff’s Station, authorities said.

Barajas has trained his camera on the intersection for the past four years, capturing all manner of wrecks and traffic violations.

“Accidents, constantly speeding cars,” he told Eyewitness News. “It’s up and down. There is no control there.”

If you have any information that may help investigators locate the hit-and-run driver, please contact LA CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Laura Coffey

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