Two drivers face charges after hitting girl, 14, while she jaywalked across busy roadBy Mason White 11:19 AM March 7, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) Two drivers are in trouble after a girl decided to cross a busy road.
The 14-year-old girl miraculously survived after being hit by two fast moving cars as she jaywalked across a busy highway in California.
Surveillance cameras at the intersection of Santa Ana College, recorded the shocking incident Monday afternoon, that left the girl with leg injuries.
The teenager tried to cross several lanes at 17th and Bristol streets, even though there was a red signal for pedestrians. As she ran across the road the girl was hit by a red truck.
The impact threw her in the way of a dark sedan, which is believed to be a black Cadillac. The car later hit her.
The truck stopped at the end of the road, and the driver went to check on the girl. However, the driver returned to his vehicle and drove off, police said.
A witness followed him from the scene and called the police. He was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.
The driver was identified as Adan Camacho, 32, of Santa Ana. He was also charged with driving without a valid license.
The driver of the black Cadillac also exited his vehicle to help the girl and to collect her belongings. When officers arrived, the driver who never identified himself as a person involved in the accident, left the scene.
Police are now looking for that driver. He also faces felony charges of hit-and-run.
Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said that if the drivers would have stayed at the scene they would not have faced any charges as the accident was the fault of the 14 year old.