SAN DIEGO – A North County woman was charged Monday, a month after she fatally struck a nanny as she pushed a stroller carrying a 13-month-old baby in a crosswalk in Carmel Valley, the City Attorney’s office said.
Christine Padilla was charged with vehicle manslaughter, failure to stop at a red light and failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk, according to San Diego City Attorney’s office spokeswoman Gina Coburn.
The accident happened on February 1 Camino del Sur and Via Verrazzano in Carmel Valley just east of Fairbanks Ranch happened about 11:45 a.m., according to San Diego police.
Monserrat Mendez, 41, suffered critical injuries and later died at a local hospital.
The toddler broke several bones and suffered from a skull fracture. He was treated at Rady Children’s Hospital’s intensive care unit. His current condition was unknown.
Padilla will be arraigned on March 18 at 12:30 p.m.