Sacto 9-1-1
October 7, 2012
Boy hit by car still critical, driver released

The 6-year-old boy hit by a car while walking to school in Citrus Heights Friday morning remained in critical condition Sunday, according to UC Davis Medical Center officials.

Meanwhile, the driver of the car, Tresa Bales-Sterba, 52, of Orangevale, was released from custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail, where she was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, causing an injury and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Bales-Sterba had been held in lieu of $60,000 bail.

Henry Perez-Rocha, 6, was hit shortly after 8 a.m. Friday in the intersection of Greenback Lane and Mariposa Road, along with his brother, Juan Perez, 8, while walking to Skycrest Elementary School.

Witnesses said the boys were in the crosswalk, when the car driven by Bales-Sterba sideswiped another car at the busy intersection, spun out of control and struck the boys. Henry suffered head trauma injuries.

Juan Perez was listed in fair condition at the hospital.

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