CARSON CITY, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - A woman remains in the hospital tonight after being crushed between a van and a home. The man driving the van is in jail and law enforcement officials say the crime appears to be totally random.
Leonardo Cardoza, 27, is in jail booked on suspicion of Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries, and DUI. According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Cardoza was tailgating a woman and her fiance Saturday night. He then followed them to a home off of College Parkway where he ran into the woman, pinning her between his van and the house.
Cardoza then allegedly fled the scene and crashed his van through a fence about a block away. Cardoza then went back to the scene of the crime where he was subdued by neighbors until law enforcement arrived.
Both Cardoza and the victim were transported to the hospital for injuries.
According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, Cardoza has no prior history with the Sheriff's Office. Furlong says at this time there is no motive.
The victim's identity is being witheld. She suffered broken bones and serious internal injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detectives Divison at 887-2500.