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Police Release Video in LA Hit and Run Crash That Left Two Children Injured

Video Shows Teen Getting Dragged 1,500 Feet by Hit and Run Driver

LAPD investigators have released a photo and video of a car connected to a May 9 hit and run crash in Watts that left two 8-year-old girls critically injured. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, a black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze traveling south on Compton Avenue struck the children as they were crossing the thoroughfare just south of East 92nd Street.

Major Injury Crash

The driver did not stop and continued south on Compton Avenue at a high rate of speed, police said. A security camera in the area captured images of the car as the driver took off. Paramedics took both children to the hospital in critical condition. One of the victims, Kimberlin Gonzalez, spoke with NBC this week and told the outlet that she and a friend were crossing a street on their way to a Mother’s Day family part when they were struck.

Her right leg still remains in a cast. The other girl’s condition is not known. Anyone with information about the collision has been asked to contact LAPD South Traffic Division detectives at 323-421-2500 or 323-421-2577.

We’re relieved to hear both the children who were critically injured in the crash are recovering and expected to survive. We wish them a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Justice for Victims

According to California Vehicle Code 20001 (a), it is illegal for a driver to leave the scene of an injury or fatal accident. Drivers have the legal obligation to stop, remain at the scene of the accident, exchange pertinent information with other parties and most importantly, obtain aid for the injured victims. In this particular case, the driver did none of the above, but simply left, leaving two children lying in the roadway, exposed to further danger.

As Los Angeles car accident lawyers who represent victims of hit-and-run crashes, we see first-hand, the physical, emotional and financial devastation these incidents cause. Leaving the scene of an accident is an unethical and inexcusable act. Fear or panic is simply not a good enough excuse for leaving an injured person lying on the roadway. Families of deceased victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles hit-and-run lawyer to better understand their legal rights and options.

Source: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/police-release-photo-video-car-hit-and-run-south-la-children-injured/2599884/

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