Newport Beach man arrested in hit-run involving 14-year-old girl

A 14-year-old girl riding her bicycle was critically injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newport Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (KABC)

A 36-year-old man accused in a hit-and-run crash in Newport Beach that left a 14-year-old girl in critical condition turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon.

Michael George, of Newport Beach, was booked for felony hit-and-run.
On Tuesday night, a girl was riding her bicycle eastbound along East Bay Avenue near Anade Avenue in an area known to locals as Balboa Village. She was struck by a silver or white Mercedes-Benz traveling westbound on East Bay Avenue.

Witnesses said the girl was riding with friends and was not wearing a helmet when she was thrown from the bike.

She remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator Dave Darling at 949-644-3746.
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