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Baby Boy in Grave Condition After 'tragic' Car Accident in DTLA [UPDATE]
A 2-month-old boy remains listed in grave condition this morning, following a car accident in Downtown Los Angeles near the end of the monthly Art Walk, according to L.A. Now. The child was in his stroller, accompanied by his mother, when a car accelerated and jumped the curb. "The infant is not expected to live," adds Blogdowntown.
Authorities are saying the crash is "a tragic accident," and one that appears to not have been drug or alcohol related.
The driver of a Cadillac DeVille, a 22-year-old Ladera Heights man, mistakenly hit the gas pedal rather than the brake as he tried to park near 4th and Spring. The Los Angeles Police Department say the driver was not wearing shoes, however he passed drug and alcohol testing. He has not been arrested, and likely will not be.
The child was taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center. The baby's mother joined him, though she was not hurt in the accident.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATE: The baby, Marcello Vasquez, died of his injuries.