Hit and run crash solved by kids talking at school

A valley woman was badly injured in a hit and run crash, but her story has a strange twist.
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A Valley woman was badly injured in a hit and run crash, but her story has a strange twist.
 
Police made an arrest in the case thanks to a couple of kids. The victim says her son was talking about the hit and run at school, after telling the story to another boy, the pair figured out who the suspect was.
 
Natasha Ponce woke up in the hospital a week ago, her skull was fractured, bones broken, and no clue who drove into her bicycle before zooming off.
 
"He hit me, and I flew onto his windshield, it opened the top of my head, I have ten staples there, I flew about 30 feet, and he drove off," said Natasha Ponce.
 
Witnesses saw the accident happen near 59th Avenue and Lower Buckeye, but it was an unlikely child who made the biggest difference in the case.
 
"Because his son saw everything, he had two sons in the car, they saw the blood, they seen who it was," said Ponce.
 
In a strange turn of events, her 11-year-old son found out he knew who was in the car, not the driver, but the driver's son. When her son came to school and told classmates what happened, the other little boy spoke up.
 
"He says Jacob I'm sorry, he ran over a blonde girl on a bike and there was blood all over the windshield and the front of the car," said Ponce.
 
Now Phoenix Police have arrested 40-year-old Gustovo Michel and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury. Police thank her son's classmate for doing the right thing and perhaps preventing something even worse.
 
"He was pretty brave for doing that because he didn't have to," said Ponce.
 
Ponce is still facing a long recovery and has set up a GoFundMe.com account. If you'd like to help her visit: https://www.gofundme.com/arwrykrw

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