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Grandmother Has Legs Amputated After Hit-and-Run, City Council Offers $50,000 Reward for Information

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Irma Rodriguez, 59, was standing behind her car in South Los Angeles when she was hit by another driver, injuring her so badly that both of her legs had to be amputated.

The accident happened in August, and since then, the grandmother and mother of four has had to adjust to a new way of life.

"It's really difficult right now," her daughter, Mariela Escobar, told Fox11 News. "She needs assistance all the time. She was really an independent person. She used to do everything by herself. And now...she's like really kind of troubled.''

The LA City Council announced today that they will offer a $50,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the driver that caused Rodriguez' injuries. All they know now is that the person was driving a truck, according to Fox11, and that in surveillance video, it appears to be a Hispanic male.