Toddler in Fresno DUI crash regains consciousness

July 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Encouraging news for a family who was struck in a crosswalk last week by a man police say was drunk.

18-month-old Bella, suffered a brain injury when she was hit. Her 7-year-old brother, Donovan Maldonado died in the crash. Their father seriously injured his leg.

Close friends told Action News Bella has regained consciousness and is no longer in a medically induced coma. Friends say when she woke up, she looked at her mom and tried to reach for her. Despite the encouraging sign, Bella remains in critical condition.

Earlier Tuesday, Bella's father, Jesse underwent another surgery to repair his leg.

Loren LeBeau was arrested for hitting the family last Wednesday night as they rode their bikes through a crosswalk near Shepherd and Perrin.

LeBeau's blood alcohol content was .11 at the time.