Elderly Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run, Driver Not Yet Apprehended

At 11:37 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, a hit-and-run incident near the intersection of 11th Ave South and 12th Street South in Nampa, Canyon County, left an elderly female pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The elderly pedestrian injured in the hit-and-run was not identified by the authorities.

As police seek information from the public, they believe the suspect’s vehicle is a white or silver 2007 Dodge Caliber missing its passenger-side mirror, found at the scene of the crash. Police say the car may have other possible damage. 

After hitting the female victim, the suspect’s vehicle fled northbound on 11th Ave before emergency personnel transported the woman to an area hospital, where her condition remains unknown.

Meanwhile, the Canyon County’s Sheriff’s office is looking for additional information about a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred early October. An elderly Nampa man, 66-year-old Albert Guerrero, succumbed to his injuries before deputies discovered his body on the side of Ustick Rd near the intersection of Northside Blvd at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 4. 

Police report that video evidence shows Guerrero leaving St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 when they believe he began walking to his home on the 1000 block of 1st Street while wearing a blue hospital smock. 

Police later arrested 22-year-old Christian Zumano-Aguilera, and charged him with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an injury accident. 

But during his arraignment via video at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, prosecutors dropped the two felony charges against Zumano-Aguilera after additional evidence came forward and reduced his bond to $1,000. 

However, new developments came to light when the Nampa Police Department contacted deputies, informing them their agency had arrested Zumano-Aguilera on suspicion of DUI and failure to provide proof of insurance near the same area deputies discovered the victim’s body. 

Deputies soon obtained a search warrant for Zumano-Aguilera’s vehicle, where CCSO detectives allegedly discovered incriminating evidence linking him to the scene of the fatal hit-and-run. 

Zumano-Aguilera now faces his two previous felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 22-year-old’s attorney, Matt Hanson, told the Idaho Press if anyone has information about this case to come forward. 

No additional information is available regarding this incident as the investigation remains ongoing. 

If drunk-driving was the cause of either of these two hit-and-runs, the involvement of an Idaho felony DUI attorney will be necessary. Contact Hooper Law to find out more about how our lawyers can help.

Sources: https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/police-seeking-more-information-after-driver-hits-elderly-woman-flees-scene/article_4722c8ad-b152-557d-a2bc-cbac7c9fe07f.html

https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/2c-sheriff-seeks-additional-information-in-fatal-hit-and-run-case/article_1e002f09-8557-5e67-b9e5-f79a1578170c.html

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