ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A Florida man charged with triggering a car crash that killed a child testified he didn’t realize the seriousness of the accident when he left the scene.
Robert Corchado testified Monday that he thought he had just caused a minor bump.
Authorities say a Dodge Durango driven by Corchado rear-ended a Toyota Solara last spring. The impact propelled the Solara into the day care building, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring more than a dozen others.
Corchado is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death and injuries.
He took the witness stand Monday for the first time during his trial.
Orlando television station WFTV (http://www.wftv.com/index.html ) reports that Corchado told jurors he didn’t stop after the accident because he didn’t want to risk losing his driver’s license.