Four-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Orange County Hit-And-Run
Posted on Jul 01, 2011
A trip to the playground left a little girl fighting for her life after a hit-and-run accident in Orange.
The Orange traffic accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. on June 20 in the northbound lanes of I-405 near Laguna Canyon Road. Annette Argo had spent the morning with her two children Ava, four, and Gaven, nine, at Pretend City, a children's play area in Irvine. The family was on their way home when the car was hit by an SUV and crashed off the highway and into a ditch. The driver of the SUV left the scene.
A Good Samaritan called 911. Mrs. Argo and her children were taken to the hospital.
Gaven suffered a broken clavicle (shoulder bone); he was treated and released. Mrs. Argo sustained extensive damage to her right leg.
Little Ava suffered the most severe injuries, especially to her face. After the accident, doctors spent more than nine hours operating on her jaw, upper palate, eye sockets and nose.
The family is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver. California Highway Patrol officers say the driver was in a black GMC Suburban and the license plate number contains "6NPV".