A woman has been arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene after crashing into a 12-year-old girl who was walking to school in Santa Ana.

The crash occurred around 8:10 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 4400 block of West McFadden Avenue.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the girl was crossing McFadden when the driver of a blue four-door sedan hit her and then drove away.

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The girl sustained serious injuries but survived. She underwent two surgeries and was recovering at a hospital, officials said.

On Wednesday night, officers served a search warrant at a home in the 3600 block of West Kent Avenue where they located the sedan and arrested the driver, police said.

Madeline Ortiz, 18, of Santa Ana was booked on a charge of felony hit and run. It was unknown if alcohol or drugs were being considered as factors.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Cpl. D. Carrillo at 714-245-8208 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at 714-245-8200.