UPDATE 2:07 p.m. Thursday, May 10: A 1-year-old girl who suffered major injuries when she was run over by a car driven by a family member in Cambria on Tuesday, May 1, returned home May 8 and “is doing really well,” according to Kristin Romero, the child’s mother.
Original story: A 1-year-old girl suffered major injuries when she was hit by a car in Cambria at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The child was diagnosed as having a skull fracture, punctured lung, facial abrasions and a hematoma on the left side of her head. She was taken by ambulance to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Trauma Center, then transferred to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
According to a preliminary CHP report, the car’s driver, 31-year-old Ashley Mokihana Romero of Cambria, had parked her small sedan facing west on the shoulder of the 900 block of Sheffield Drive, east of Hartford Street.
As she talked with others in the area, the report said, the baby apparently came out of the house and, unnoticed by anyone, was in front of the car when Romero started to drive away.
Officer Todd Cookston, a CHP spokesman, said Romero is related to the child.