Hit-And-Run Victim: ‘She Didn’t Help At All’

DENVER (CBS4)- A little boy who was struck by a car while riding his bike last weekend said he remembers everything that happened. Jiovanni Tinoco Valdez is still in a lot of pain.

“I was hurt really bad,” said Jiovanni. “She just ran me over for no reason.”

The 11-year-old is recovering from his injuries at Denver Health Medical Center. He was struck at about 8 p.m. on June 18 at Irving Street and Dakota Ave.

“She hit the front of the bike,” said Jiovanni. “I saw her get out of her car and that’s all. She didn’t help at all.”

Police in Denver said they’ve arrested the woman who was driving drunk when she hit Jiovanni with her car, stopped to grab her hubcap and drove away. Brittany Gonzales, 21, is charged with vehicular assault, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

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Brittany Gonzales (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Jiovanni said he was riding through the intersection when he was hit.

“There was a stop sign, she passed it, and she ran me over,” said Jiovanni.

Witnesses said Gonzales got out of her car and yelled for someone to call 911. Then, according to police, she grabbed her hubcap and took off.

“I got a couple of bruises here and my other leg,” said Jiovanni. “I have to stay in here and the pain hurts.”

He broke his leg and needed surgery so doctors could place a flexible nail in his bone. Jiovanni is also recovering from staples and stitches. He is expected to make a full recovery, but he must be able to put pressure on his leg and walk with a walker before he can leave the hospital.

Gonzales is out of jail on a $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 6.

  • Raul Gomez-Garcia

    Federal and Alameda area.. I wonder if this kid and his parents are in the country legally? Why wonder.. Of course not.

    Paul Lopez constituent.. mail in ballots No they don`t vote either.

  • Francis Hernandez

    Illegals the victims of a hit and run.. There`s irony..

  • denvervet

    OMG, who cares if this kid or the suspect was illegal? The kid was hit by a car and the woman didn’t stop to help, that’s the issue! She did have time to get her stupid hubcap, theres the “irony”. I can’t believe the above comments, how cold. Someone in your family also came here for a better life from somewhere else unless you are native american………..think about it.

    • Barry Soetoro

      If you`re so upset ..Why don`t you pick up the tab at Denver Health?

      Oh.. You want me to pay for it? Illegals cost us billions, whether they want a “better life ” or not. Ever wonder why we have so many hit and runs?
      Sanctuary politicians,that why!

  • Don Hemmingway

    Put the driver in prison and

    deport everyone involved who is an illegal immigrant!

  • The Dude

    If she helped the kid she would be guilty of aiding an illegal.

  • Number 6

    Am I surprised that a worthless Hispanic committed a hit-n-run? Nope. Maybe the judge will let her keep the hubcap as a wall decoration in her cell.

    The irony is that Hispanics have no regard for other people including their own.

    If any of the parties involved are here illegally…deport them.

    • Alejandra tinoco

      All of u ppl r so stupid n only thing about If it’s illegal or not! Having a social security number doesnt give anyone rights to kill or hurt anyone! White black Mexican whoever worth the same as any other ppl!! He almost died n u dumb ignorant ppl judge about his status?? I just hope ull never get on a situation like this!

      • Number 6

        Out of curiosity; are you a product of Denver Public Schools? Based on your spelling and grammar, I’d have to say yes.

  • Ann Marie

    Is the driver illegal too?

    Deport the driver with the other illegals!

  • liz

    is there a way to get in touch with the victim of the hit and run? or to speak out against the driver?

    • alejandra

      yeah it is!!

  • Spiznick

    Wow Soo I assume that I guess only whites should be allowed to live in this country rite???? Im sure non of there ancestors came here illegally or killed any Indians either. It makes me laugh to know how frightened these ignorant white people are to become the minority in this country which will happen weather they like it or not.

    • Number 6

      Out of curiosity; are you a product of Denver Public Schools? Based on your spelling and grammar, I’d have to say yes.

      The ignorance in question is allowing illegal aliens into the country and not doing enough to remove them…regardless of where in the world they are from.

      The ignorance is why the Hispanic community wonders why people of all races look down on them because they won’t work to change their “culture” from a lawless one to a law abiding one. America is based on the “Rule of Law.”

    • J. Hickenpooper

      When that happens who`ll pay for the welfare and food stamps that your family lives on?

  • Richard Lear

    We need to do away with sanctuary politicians and
    do away with sanctuary cities!

    Deport all illegal aliens!

  • Ray Garza

    I hope ICE deports more illegal immigrants this year, than last year!

  • ann

    Are these politicians thinking they are
    going to sweep up a bunch of
    illegal votes?

  • larry mayes

    I bet the parents of Brittany Gonzales are embarrassed!

    • Number 6

      I doubt it very much as that kind of behavior is rampant in the Hispanic culture.

  • Michelle Luz

    Illegal aliens are not welcome in Denver or anywhere in the USA !!

  • margo grant

    drunk heh?
    I hope she gets taught a big, big lesson!
    A ten-year behind bars lesson!
    There is no excuse for DUI.
    She could have died like a jacka$s, actor.

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