Police are seeking the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver that injured two eight-year-old girls. They have released a photo and video of the car they believe to be responsible for the crash. NBC Los Angeles has the full story.
According to the report, a black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze was going south on Compton Avenue and struck the children. The children were crossing the street just south of East 92nd Street just before 3:00 PM on May 9th.
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A security camera caught images of the driver hitting the children and proceeding down the road at a high rate of speed. Paramedics reached the children and took them to the hospital in critical condition. Since the accident, one of the children explained they were on their way to a Mother’s Day family party when they were hit.
Anyone with information on the collision was asked to contact LAPD South Traffic Division Detective Ramirez or Detective Calcote at 323-421-2500 or 323-421-2577. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
We wish to extend our sympathy to the victims and their families, and hope that the police find the driver of the car. The children’s parents may have a strong case to seek compensation from the driver or their insurance company.