Family’s horror as man, 33, runs over his one-year-old niece with a truck and then FLEES the scene before another relative hunts him down
- WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING CONTENT
- This is the moment a 33-year-old man runs over his niece with a three ton truck
- The nightmare incident happened in southwest Fresno, California on Tuesday
- Footage shows 23-month-old Zayliah Medina walking in front of the truck
- Eddie Alvarado, her uncle, hit her with the vehicle and then quickly flees
- Alvarado was booked into jail Wednesday on hit-and-run charges
- The child’s mother may also be charged for failing to report in accident
- She said she didn’t want to get her step-brother, who was also driving without a license, in trouble
Horrifying surveillance footage captured from outside a home in California shows the moment a man runs over his baby niece with a three ton truck before fleeing the scene.
The nightmare accident happened in the driveway of a family home in southwest Fresno, California on Tuesday.
Footage from a neighbor’s home shows 23-month-old Zayliah Medina walking in the yard before stepping in front of the truck her uncle, 33-year-old Eddie Alvarado, was preparing leave in.
Mere moments later, Alvarado is seen pulling out of the driveway and crushing the young child, before quickly driving off.
Surveillance footage captured from outside a home in California shows the moment a man tramples his baby niece with a three ton truck before he flees the scene
The child, 23-month-old Zayliah Medina, is shown left walking in the yard before stepping in front of the three ton truck
Eddie Alvarado, 33, her uncle, (pictured in mugshot) was booked to jail Wednesday on hit-and-run charges
Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said in a press conference the department later learned another relative came after Alvarado and physically assaulted him.
The assault is assumed to be a retaliation for Alvarado trampling the child and then fleeing.
Dyer said in the conference: ‘Alvarado would not tell us who physically assaulted him.
‘Information was it was possibly family members who did this in retaliation for what he did to the child.’
Medina’s mother rushed the baby to the Valley Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to WVTM 13, Medina has been left with head trauma, spinal trauma, injuries to her organs and broken bones as a result.
Medina is seen approaching the front of the three ton truck before the nightmare accident
The child stands in front of Alvardo’s vehicle mere moments before he takes off
‘Here’s the child coming around the front of the vehicle, stops right in front of it and then the vehicle goes forward,’ Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer said as the surveillance video played in a press conference
Alvarado is seen pulling out of the driveway and crushing the young child before driving away
Dyer said: ‘The mother stated that she did not want to get her step-brother in trouble.
‘Even though she knew it was an accident, (and) and he was driving without a license.’
Alvarado was booked Wednesday on hit-and-run charges.
Dyer added in the conference: ‘Had he just simply called the police department and reported the collision, that would’ve been the end of this.
‘He would not have been arrested.’
The mother may also face charges for failing to report the crash.
Fresno police Chief Dyer said ‘had [Alvarado] simply called the police department and reported the collision, that would’ve been the end of this’
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