Speeding Driver Faces Charges in Crash that Injured Children
FRESNO – Police have identified the man behind the wheel of the vehicle responsible for causing a collision last Friday that left four students injured.
Police arrested 21-year-old Cameron Woods and booked him on charges of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving in connection to the accident that happened just after 1 p.m. on Friday on California and Fruit avenues.
Woods, who did not have a valid license and had a warrant out for his arrest, was going over 70 mph on California Avenue in a Lexus when he ran a stop sign and slammed into a Chevrolet Suburban, which was crossing Fruit Avenue from the south, according to authorities.
The Suburban contained several school-aged children, some of whom were ejected from the vehicle during the collision. Two of the children reportedly suffered head trauma and another has several broken bones.
The children, who attend Anchor Academy just a mile away from where the accident happened, were taken to various hospitals in the area. Several have already been released.