Driver accused in hit-and-run of boy appears in court - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Driver accused in hit-and-run of boy appears in court

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Rodrigo Tomax (LVMPD) Rodrigo Tomax (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man who surrendered to police after a hit-and-run crash that injured an 11-year-old boy appeared in court Friday.

Rodrigo Tomax, 25, of Las Vegas, was booked Wednesday into the Clark County Detention Center on a count of duty to stop at a scene of an accident with injury.

A judge ordered Tomax to remain in custody. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 1.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Tomax reported himself to North Las Vegas police as the driver of a 1994 Honda Civic tied to Monday night's crash on Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue.

Citing witnesses and evidence at the scene, police said the Honda was traveling westbound on Bonanza when it traveled into the right corner of the intersection with Eastern.

An 11-year-old boy standing on the sidewalk was then struck by the Honda. An arrest report said the boy was one of several juveniles standing at the corner.

Police said the Civic drove off from the scene but was later found empty in a nearby neighborhood. In documents, police said the front, passenger-side wheel was dislodged from the vehicle after hitting the curb, causing the vehicle to drive on three wheels.

The boy was rushed to University Medical Center with a large contusion to his eye and lacerated spleen, according to documents.

Police noted a 20-year-old woman also identified herself as a passenger of the vehicle when Tomax surrendered to police.

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