A mother of eight who was known for her generosity and friendship with the local homeless community was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bicycle on an Anaheim street, police and relatives said Sunday.
Daniella Palacios, 45, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Anaheim on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (Family photo)
The collision was reported at 9:10 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of North Magnolia Street and La Palma Avenue (map), where the victim was hit by a white pickup truck, said Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. The driver, who did not stop after the crash, fled north on Magnolia, Dunn said.
The woman was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 1 a.m., authorities said.
She was later identified by family members as 44-year-old Daniella Palacios.
Palacios’ niece, Ana Pacheco, described her aunt as a “happy-go-lucky”…