A brutal accident caught on tape in Anaheim Monday afternoon is a testament to how much worse it is to flee the scene of the crime than to wait and comply with authorities.
The accident occurred shortly after 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Bristol and 17th Street in San Ana. According to police, a 14-year-old girl darted across the street into oncoming traffic and tried to run between two vehicles when she was clipped by a red truck, then struck again by a dark-colored Cadillac.
The driver of the red truck, Adan Camacho, immediately fled the scene, but was followed by a Good Samaritan and eventually booked for a felony hit-and-run. The driver of the Cadillac, Amanda Aie Sananikone, did get out of her car, but when officers arrived, she never identified herself as being involved and left the scene. After reviewing the surveillance video, police identified and arrested Sananikone.
The girl who was struck was treated for leg injuries at a local hospital. However, considering it has been determined by police that she was at fault in her own accident, both drivers who fled the scene of the crime would not have been cited in the accident if they waited for police to arrive.