A 5-year-old Corona girl has been discharged from the hospital after being struck by a glass bottle thrown by a person from an SUV last week, her family said Monday.
Karla Zosoyas, who fractured her skull and collarbone, is back at home as authorities continue to look for the individual responsible, according to family members.
The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Friday on Lincoln Avenue near Bayfield Drive, according to Corona police. An occupant in a southbound SUV, possibly a silver or gray Chevrolet Tahoe, threw an object at pedestrians on the sidewalk, the Police Department said.
Karla, who was walking home from school with her siblings, was hit in the head, her family said. The SUV did not stop.
Pedro Ruvalcaba said he was driving by when he spotted the child bleeding from her head and nose.
“I saw her with wobbly legs… At first I thought she had been struck by a vehicle," Ruvalcaba told KTLA.
He said he stopped to help Karla and then followed the ambulance that brought the girl to the hospital, where he met her parents.
Doctors had to relieve the pressure in Karla's skull caused by a brain bleed, her family said. She was placed in the intensive care unit before she was released Sunday.
She appeared to be in good spirits on Monday.
Karla said she felt scared when "somebody throw something" at her. Her father, Carlos, asked whoever did it to come forward.
The SUV driver had continued onto Railroad Street and Smith Avenue and was last seen turning left on Sherman Avenue, according to police.
The large vehicle had six or eight dark-colored spoke wheels and appeared to have some damage on the corner of the driver's side, authorities said.
Anyone with information can call the Police Department's tip line at 951-817-5837.