Santa Rosa pedestrian hurt in Fountaingrove hit-and-run crash
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:27 p.m.
A 52-year-old Santa Rosa man walking his dogs was injured in a hit-and run crash Tuesday, Santa Rosa police said.
Mario Molinari, 52, suffered facial lacerations and injuries to his upper body and legs in the 10:25 a.m. collision on Fountaingrove Parkway at Rincon Ridge Drive, Sgt. Rich Celli said.
Molinari started crossing Fountaingrove from the northeast side, entering the road while the light was green, although the pedestrian hand signal was red, Celli said.
But as he crossed, the traffic light also turned red, Molinari later told officers. He and one of the two dogs were struck in a southeast-bound lane of Fountaingrove by a 2003 Honda Accord, Celli said.
Driver Reyna Gutierrez, 42, of Healdsburg drove away but left behind the Honda's front license plate, Celli said. Officers found her about 15 minutes later a half-mile away in a cul-de-sac.
Gutierrez was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of hit-run causing injury, Celli said.
Anyone with information about the case can call Officer Shaun Spiegle at 543-3636.
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