A woman who was being searched for by police after allegedly being involved in a hit and run has been identified after coming in and giving a statement, police said.
Seth Fregoso, 10, was playing catch with his friends at Meadow Lane Elementary School Saturday, September, 8, and when finished, set out to walk home, his mother Deanna Fregoso said. He was in the crosswalk on Toyan Street when Rita Duivenvoorden, 79, of Cottonwood hit him with her vehicle.
Fregoso flew up on top of the hood and then was projected onto the pavement, his mother said he told him. Her son told her the woman yelled “sorry” and took off.
In Duivenvoorden’s statement she said she was on her way to church when two children darted out in front of her vehicle, Captain Robert Kirvin said. She slowed down to avoid them but didn’t see the third one, Seth Fregoso.
She said she got out of the vehicle and asked if he was ok and Fregoso said yes and started heading home, police said.
Fregoso suffered from bruising and a concussion, his mother said. It has prevented him from being able to attend school.
“It breaks my heart,” Deanna Fregoso said. “It’s hard to believe no one else saw it and didn’t run to help him.” Duivenvoorden will most likely not face any charges however, it is still being investigated, Kirvin said.