Horrific moment hit-and-run driver plows into grandma, 68, pushing toddler in a stroller as they cross California street: Woman fights for life in ICU as boy recovers
- A gray Mazda plowed into a 68-year-old woman who was pushing her three-year-old grandson in a stroller at 5.40pm on Tuesday
- The woman is in ICU with broken ribs and a broken shoulder while the toddler got away with a scar and a bruise to his head
- The collision happened on Sierra Road – a busy four lane road in San Jose
- Residents living along it believe the road needs proper signals to avoid accidents
A woman and her grandson were crossing a quiet road in San Jose, California, when they were rammed by a car that made off without stopping.
The grandmother, 68, is now in an intensive care unit with three broken ribs and a broken shoulder, the mother of the boy, three, has said.
A home security camera captured the moment a dark gray 2012 Mazda 3 plowed into the woman, who was pushing her grandson in a stroller, at around 5.40pm on Tuesday.
The boy is recovering with a scar and a bruise on his head, his mother told KTVU. Police have launched an investigation to find the car and identify its driver.
‘I couldn’t believe it happened,’ said the three-year-old’s mother. ‘I cannot think of how anyone could drive like that. This is so bad.’
The collision happened at the intersection of Sierra road – a four-lane road which runs from East San Jose Foothills to East Capitol Expressway – and Mauna Kea Lane.
The 68-year-old woman pushing the stroller was knocked to the ground by the speeding gray Mazda. She was taken to an ICU with broken ribs and a broken shoulder
The Mazda was captured on home security footage flying through the crossing without slowing down before or after colliding with the pedestrians
The collision happened at the intersection of Sierra road – a four-lane road which runs from East San Jose Foothills to East Capitol Expressway – and Mauna Kea Lane
The video was recorded by security cameras outside of a house by the intersection.
Yong Oin, who lives there, said: ‘I know her. Everyday she walks around this way and takes her grandchildren to the high school track.’
‘Cars like this one don’t even stop,’ she said.
Resident living along the busy stretch of Sierra Road have said they think a simple crosswalk is not sufficient for crossing the road to be safe.
‘A traffic light is better,’ Oin said.
The grandmother can be seen beginning to cross the road moments before she is struck by the Mazda
Resident living along the busy stretch Sierra Road have said they think a simple crosswalk is not sufficient for crossing the road to be safe
San Jose police are asking for help to track down the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 408-277-4654.