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Driver flees after hitting child with car in Little Rock, police say

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 13, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.

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Estefana De Maria Garza-Alarcon

A driver fled the scene Wednesday afternoon after her car hit a 12-year-old child who was walking home from school in Little Rock, authorities said.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Estefana De Maria Garza-Alarcon, was arrested on a traffic stop a short time later, Little Rock Police Lt. Sidney Allen said in a statement. She faces charges of failing to stop at an injury accident and driving without a license.

The 12-year-old was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Allen said the child was in stable condition.

Police say the hit-and-run happened about 4:30 p.m. at Baseline and Oman roads.

"A 12 year old child was lying in the street and it appeared that he had been hit by a blue Chevrolet Aveo," Allen said in the statement. "The driver saw the officers, then got into her car a left the scene."

The first officer on scene stayed with the unconscious child. The fleeing car was stopped a short time later at Baseline and Chicot roads, police said.

Garza-Alarcon remained in the Pulaski County jail Thursday morning with bail not yet set.

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TheBatt says... February 13, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

Drivers without a license are all-too-common in that part of Little Rock. And there is a common thread tying most of them together... their immigration status. Yet LR police (thanks to the Mayor's office) have decided to do nothing about it.

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CCNelson says... February 13, 2014 at 12:39 p.m.

Deport Never to return I hope. Also I can almost assure you 100% she has no insurance on the car too and someone else will be resonsible for the medical bills. I hope the 12 year old recovers quickly. Be sure to vote for our government representive who supports Amnesty for people like ths that run over our kids & keep going. How does anyone from any background run over a 12 year old & keep going ?????

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NoUserName says... February 13, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.

" "The driver saw the officers, then got into her car a left the scene.""
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So...she DID stop. But then apparently got spooked by the officers. So, I'd agree we're probably looking at a questionable legal status, but doesn't sound like she ran the kid over and kept just going.

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HM2 says... February 13, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

No name; your sounding like a ACLU lawyer.But I'll give you this , she'll be back on the streets in 72 hours.

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flipflop says... February 14, 2014 at 6:39 a.m.

Ain't these Illegal Mexican wetbacks good to have

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Jfish says... February 14, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.

Good excuse Nouser and pretty typical.

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NoUserName says... February 14, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.

Typical of what? Is anything in my post incorrect?

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