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Police say hit and run driver strikes 12-year-old pedestrian, flees scene

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – Little Rock police arrest Estefana De Maria Garza-Alarcon after allegedly driving and hitting a 12-year-old pedestrian then fleeing the scene.

Two officers approached the intersection of Baseline Road and Oman Road Wednesday afternoon to find a 12-year-old child lying in the street. According to LRPD, it appeared that he had been hit by a blue Chevrolet Aveo while walking home from school.  The driver saw the officers, and then got into her car a left the scene. 

The officers immediately tended to the needs of the unconscious child. Officers at Baseline Road and Chicot Road stopped the vehicle and took the driver into custody. 

The child was transported by MEMS to Children's Hospital.

The 22-year-old driver was charged with a hit and run and driving without a license.  A hold was placed on Mrs. Garaza-Alarcon as she was believed to be a flight risk.  Mrs. Garza-Alarcon is a Guatemalan citizen.

The victim was said to be in stable condition and had non-life threatening but serious injuries.