A gas pipe was severed in the crash and three employees working in the kitchen suffered injuries from hot cooking oil and two were taken to the hospital, the LASD said.
Officers soon found the car nearby in an alleyway, but nobody was in it, LBPD spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.
“Technically it’s a hit-and-run because it’s somebody’s property,” said CHP Officer Marcos Iniguez.
She was standing at the back of her SUV, which was double-parked on Coronado Avenue near 3rd Street, when the driver rear-ended her, police wrote.
The driver was headed west on Second when he swerved around a car stopped at a stop sign and collided with another car headed north on Temple, the LBPD said.
The collision left the skateboarder hospitalized and unconscious in the intensive care unit, according to a search warrant filed after the crash.
The girl ended up going to the hospital after being hit by a car on Santa Fe Avenue near Cabrillo High School.
Long Beach police spotted the driver’s car and arrested him just a few blocks from the scene of the crash, according to authorities.
The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. as the skateboarder was trying to cross Bellflower. The driver that hit him fled, police said.
Michael Eugene Begin was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on one count of failing to stop at a hit-and-run collision with injury and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.