Update: Driver Identified, Arrested

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Omaha police say a man has admitted to being the driver who hit two children Sunday evening, leaving them behind. Twenty-seven-year-old Manuel M. Rodriguez was arrested after being questioned by police.

He was booked for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and driving with a suspended license.

Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:53 p.m.

Police are looking for the driver of a pickup involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured an Omaha man and two children Sunday evening.

Witnesses told officers a Ford F350 pickup was westbound on L Street going at a high rate of speed when it drove through a large puddle at 39th Street, went out of control and slid across all lanes of traffic, striking an eastbound pickup around 7 p.m.

The driver of the F350 took off, heading northbound on 39th Street, then westbound on J Street. Police say it is white with blue and red pinstripes. It should have rear driver side damage.

Three occupants of the truck that was hit were injured. Five-year-old Camilla Avalos was in serious but stable condition at the Nebraska Medical Center with abdominal injuries. Ten-year-old Samantha Avalos was treated for abdominal and head pain. The driver, 48-year-old Jose Gildardo-Avalos, had back pain.

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