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2-year-old Phoenix hit-and-run victim has long recovery

February 22, 2022 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — The mother of a Phoenix toddler who was suffered multiple injuries after being struck by a red light-runner says her son has a long road of recovery ahead.

Tyliah Green told AZFamily.com on Monday that her 2-year-old, Jayden Garcia, is hospitalized in stable condition. But he has a brain bleed, cracked skull, a broken wrist and pelvis.

Still, Green says he is lucky to be alive.

Phoenix police say the hit-and-run happened just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday near the light rail stop at 19th and Glendale avenues. Green’s uncle had taken the boy with him to the store. He was pushing the stroller in the crosswalk and had the right of way.

That’s when a car ran through the red light and hit the stroller. The driver did not stop.

Green’s uncle was not injured.

Police on Monday arrested Davorah Jerrice Ross on suspicion of being the driver. It was not immediately known Tuesday if Ross had an attorney.

Authorities did not say how they located Ross.