Motorist sentenced 2 years for July 4th hit and run



A motorist who fled the scene of a traffic collision that sent five people to the hospital on the night of July 4th last year was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison, a spokeswoman for The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Christian Zamora, 32, appeared Friday in San Fernando Superior Court for sentencing after having pleaded no contest last month to one count of hit and run resulting in injury.

“Defendant Christian Zamora pleaded no contest on July 19 to one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense and admitted an allegation of great bodily injury,” Shiara Davila-Morales, DA spokeswoman told The Signal Friday.

“He was sentenced today to two years in state prison,” she said.

In February, after hearing the evidence presented by prosecutors at a preliminary hearing, a judge ordered Zamora to answer to the felony count, DA spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said at the time.

Zamora was arrested about 10:45 p.m. on July 4, 2016.

Shortly before 10 p.m. that same day, five people were injured and rushed to the hospital in a two-car traffic collision in Valencia, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Gustavo Medina said at the time.

The crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Magic Mountain Parkway at Tourney Road in Valencia.

Zamora is scheduled to sentenced Aug. 18.

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