17-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Getting Struck In Possible Street Car Race
A 17-year-old was killed and his brother injured after they crossed a street in North Hollywood on Wednesday night during a possible street race.
The LAPD said that the two weren't using a crosswalk when they were struck by a black SUV barreling down the 7000 block of N. Whitsett Avenue around 8:30 p.m., CBS Los Angeles reported. Witnesses told police that it looked like the driver was racing another car before hitting brothers, according to City News Service.
The 17-year-old was taken to a hospital where he died, and his brother is in serious condition, but his injuries are non-life threatening.
The driver fled the scene and was last seen going southbound on the 170 Freeway at Sherman Way. Authorities said the driver may have been in a Cadillac Escalade SUV, and they are investigating as to whether street racing was involved.
If anyone has information about the hit-and-run, contact Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.