Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Police Search for Suspect Who Critically Injured a Mother and Son in Hit and Run

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Police are searching for a driver who slammed into a mother and son as they were walking across the street on Sunday, leaving both victims in critical condition.

According to a statement from the LAPD, the incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of 80th Street and Western Ave in the Manchester Square neighborhood. Both the mother, 47, and her son, 17, were taken to a nearby hospital by LAFD respondents, where they remain.

Officials describe the driver as an African-American woman in her mid-fifties, about 5'7 and weighing around 160 pounds. She didn't stop her car or get out to try to help after she hit the pedestrians. Her car is described as a dark color and a late model, possibly a Toyota. The car may have been damaged on the right front end, and may be missing the right mirror.

Anyone with info can call LAPD South Traffic Division Detective Martin or Officer Brady at (323) 421-2500, or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).