WESTMORLAND — A 6-year-old Westmorland girl was flown to Children's Hospital in San Diego after she was ejected from the vehicle she was riding in, which then rolled on top of her, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday on Highway 86 just south of Andre Road, south of Westmorland.
The driver of the car, Carlos Marroquin, 33, of Westmorland, was booked Saturday night on suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run in the single-vehicle accident, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Berger said.
Berger said the child was comatose after the accident and possibly paralyzed. She was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley before being flown to Children's.
A Children's spokeswoman said Saturday evening the child had just arrived at that hospital and she had no other information available.