Hit-and-run Driver Hits Adults, Children on Bicycles in Garden Grove Crash

 Hit-and-run Driver Hits Adults, Children on Bicycles in Garden Grove Crash

Two Adults on Bikes, Three Children in Trailers Hospitalized

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (July 8, 2024) – A hit-and-run driver struck a man and woman riding electric bicycles with trailers carrying three children on Haster Street at Twin Tree Lane in Garden Grove.

UPDATE: 5-year-old boy Jacob Ramirez is declared brain dead

The major-injury crash occurred at around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 7th, according to the Orange County Register.

Ceferino Ascencion Ramos, 29, of Santa Ana, was driving a black 2003 Toyota Camry struck the group of five people and fled the scene, but a witness followed the vehicle and called 911 for help. Garden Grove police pulled the suspect over about a mile from the crash scene and he was arrested for both hit-and-run and DUI.

Meanwhile, a 5-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and their 27-year-old father were all critically injured and transported to a hospital. The 25-year-old mother, Angela Hernandez Mejia, and her 8-month-old daughter, were hospitalized in stable condition. The mother was released from hospital the later on the same day. The 27-year-old man and the 25-year-old woman were not identified.

Several days after the collision, the 5-year-old boy was in a coma, had two surgeries, but had no brain activity. He was declared brain dead on Thursday.

The father and the couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, were still in the hospital as of July 12th.

Related: A Gofundme page is raising money to help the family

Finally, the suspect did not enter a plea at his arraignment on Tuesday, but he is scheduled for an arraignment on July 25 in the West Justice Center in Westminster.

Investigators continue to work on the case and witnesses are asked to contact police at 714-741-5772 or email at [email protected].


Attorney James Johnson, founder of Johnson Attorneys Group, has been helping injured clients recover damages for their losses for nearly two decades. Our law firm hopes this news article provides timely and helpful information. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any further details, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible.

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