SOUTH PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A mother, father and their infant daughter are recovering Monday after being struck by a suspected hit-and-run driver in the San Gabriel Valley.
The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Orange Grove Avenue and Columbia Street in South Pasadena, police said.
The trio was struck by a newer model, dark-colored SUV in a crosswalk, authorities said. The driver stopped momentarily then fled, police said.
Alexandra Hollon, who sustained a broken nose, said "We both landed on the hood of the car, and then it started to slow down and then it accelerated."
Hollon's infant daughter sustained two skull fractures. Both were released from the hospital Monday.
Her husband Bryan was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
"The car stopped. We assumed, 'OK, they see us.' And as we took about four steps into the crosswalk, the car just turned towards us and just plowed right into us," Bryan Hollon said.
"To me, it almost felt intentional," said Alexandra Hollon, who cradled the baby after being struck by the vehicle.
The family's 7-year-old Boston terrier named Babell was killed.
"It was really difficult coming home to an empty house. It still doesn't seem real," Alexandra Hollon said of her dog's death.
The South Pasadena Police Department Association has offered to pay for the cremation of the family pet.
Anyone with information about this case or the driver was asked to contact the South Pasadena Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 403-7280.
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