July 27, 2014- A car accident took place in Merced County, on Sunday. The vehicle collision happened in Los Banos, at about 2:28 PM.
A 2009 Toyota Corolla was driving north on Stonewood Drive, when at the Vineyard Drive intersection it ran a stop sign. A silver Mitsubishi Galant that was eastbound on Vineyard collided with the Toyota.
Two occupants in the Corolla, the driver and one male passenger, fled on foot after the crash. A third occupant, Priscilla Saiz, 27 years old, sustained major injuries, and was taken to Memorial Hospital, Los Banos. She was then airlifted to a hospital in Modesto, for treatment.
Officers quickly caught and arrested the male passenger in the Toyota. Mahad Abdirashid Hussien, 18 years old, of San Jose. He had an outstanding warrant and was wanted for auto theft. The driver has not been caught yet.
No information on whether anyone was hurt in the Mitsubishi.