Unlicensed Driver Hits Pedestrian in Santa Maria

Woman with Major Injuries, Not Considered Life-Threatening

POSTED: 01:14 PM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 10:07 AM PST Nov 14, 2013 
Unlicensed Driver Hits Pedestrian in Santa Maria
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

An unlicensed driver is accused of running down a woman in Santa Maria.

Arturo Ramirez was arrested after allegedly hitting a 53-year-old woman who was walking across the street in a group. The woman suffered moderate and major injuries but they're not considered life-threatening.

Police say Ramirez, who doesn't have a license, didn't yield the right of way as the group was crossing at Broadway and Bunny Street. He did remain at the scene.

The case will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office requesting charges against Ramirez for failing to yield and for operating a motor vehicle without a license.