Toddler injured in Metairie hit-and-run

Sep 20, 2012

A 32-year-old was arrested Wednesday night after a 2-year-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run accident, Jefferson Parish authorities say.

The Times-Picayune reports sheriff's deputies booked Jesus Isaac Lopez with felony hit-and-run, vehicular negligent injuring and operating a vehicle without lawful presence in the United States.

Deputies said the incident happened about 6:15 p.m. in a parking lot on Hessmer Avenue in Metairie. The injured girl was taken to nearby East Jefferson General Hospital.

Lopez fled but was captured after witnesses provided license plate information to deputies. He was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

It was not immediately clear whether Lopez has an attorney.