A 14-year-old boy was injured in a Riverside car accident, that police report, was caused by a hit-and-run driver the afternoon of November 8, 2010. According to a news report in The Riverside Press-Enterprise, the pedestrian accident occurred near Central Avenue and Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore. The boy was hit by a Saturn Vue SUV, which left the scene of the accident. The boy suffered injuries to his left side and arm. A witness apparently provided the license plate of the hit-and-run car to police. The driver, Rachael Mary Panza, 47, was arrested in her home. She was found passed out in her bedroom. Panza has been charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
I am relieved to hear that the young boy was not seriously injured in this hit-and-run car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers from his injuries.
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