Student Hit Riding Bike on Way to School in El Cajon

Assistant Superintendent Karen Minshew with Cajon Valley Union School District said that her heart sunk after she received a phone call from police telling her that a 9-year-old student of Johnson Avenue Elementary School was struck while riding his bike to school. The school district, which is respecting the family’s wishes, would not release the name of the boy who was struck by a hit-and-run driver about 7:30 AM on October 5, 2018, while biking to school. While medics said that the boy suffered severe head trauma, neither they nor the police would identify the student.

The accident happened on the corner of West Main Street and Sunshine Avenue in El Cajon, California. A woman driving a blue Honda Fit eastbound on West Main Street near the San Diego County Credit Union flew through a red light hitting the lad before leaving the scene. The police who caught the accident on surveillance footage released the tape. With the public’s help, they soon identified the driver as 25-year-old Courtney Webber.

When police went to Webber’s home, they found her hiding under the bed. They were able to safely apprehend her. She was placed in custody on felony hit-and-run charges. Courtney is being held at the Las Colinas Detention Center. A judge has set her bail at $55,000. If convicted of this crime, then she could have to spend up to one year in jail and have to pay $10,000 in restitution. She could also be charged with other charges including trying to evade arrest.

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