Local News in Brief : Santa Ana : Woman, Unborn Child Fatally Hurt in Hit-Run


A 25-year-old woman and her unborn child died from injuries caused when she was struck by a car on Main Street on Sunday and dragged 200 feet as the driver fled the accident, police said.

A relative said Jovita Sanchez Cardinas, 25, of Santa Ana was returning home from her job as a cook Sunday at about 9 p.m. when she crossed the street at the 1300 block.

According to police, a car containing three or four men struck Cardinas, dragged her, then made a U-turn and raced away. Within a few minutes, police found the car abandoned about 1 1/2 miles away.


The woman, seven months’ pregnant with her fourth child, was taken to Western Medical Center, where she and the unborn child were pronounced dead.

The woman remained unidentified until Monday. According to relatives, she and her husband, Constantino Cardinas, live with relatives on South Broadway and have two daughters, ages 8 and 1, and a 3-year-old son.