A 7-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a vehicle in Mesa.
Mesa police said the female driver took off after the accident but returned to the scene shortly afterward.
Maria De Jesus Cabrera Davila, 23, is facing a charge of failure to remain at the scene of a serious injury collision. That is a class 3 felony.
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and Broadway Road.
Davila told police she was aware that she hit the child and fled the scene.
After speaking to a family member, Davila was returning to the scene when she was contacted by police and detained.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this case, according to detectives.
Police said Davila does not have driver's license. She does, however, have a learner's permit for driving.
According to a police report, the victim has life-threatening injuries and is currently on life support.
[PDF: Police report on hit-and-run]
Traffic accident. Broadway/56th st. Closed all directions. Avoid area.— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) February 8, 2017
Traffic accident. Broadway/56th st. Closed all directions. Avoid area.
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