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Two Skateboarding Teens Injured, One Critically, In Echo Park Hit-And-Run

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Two skateboarding teenagers were injured, one of them critically, after a hit-and-run in Echo Park. The driver remains at large and police are asking the public for help.

The two teenage boys were crossing the intersection of Alvarado and Montrose Street, near Sunset Boulevard, around 10 p.m. Friday night when they were struck by a compact SUV. According to KTLA, one of the boys may have tried to pull back the other at the last minute, but both were struck by the car anyway.

"The vehicle didn't stop, render aid or comply with the law, and it was last seen northbound Alvarado toward Sunset," LAPD Sergeant Jesse Garcia told ABC 7. "He kept on going like nothing happened."

According to The Eastsider, the intersection the boys were crossing at is unmarked, but LAPD Lieutenant Melody Hainline told NBC 4 that the boys still had the right to cross anyway.

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The younger of the two boys was identified as 13-year old Adam Donis, and suffered minor injuries in the crash. The older boy is his cousin, 15-year old Christian Donis, who is said to have sustained "severe" injuries in the crash and was last reported to be in critical condition. The impact of the crash was strong enough to break one of the skateboards in half and left the boys' glasses and shoes strewn about in the street.

Police say the car in the hit-and-run is described as a white 2012-2014 Toyota Venza with front-end damage. It was last seen going north on Alvarado Street towards Sunset Boulevard. Anyone with information is being asked to contact detectives at (213) 833-3750.