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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Man Getting His Car From Valet

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There were two horrible hit-and-run accidents this weekend in the valley, and now the second victim has lost his life.The 22-year-old man had been struck getting into his Ford Focus at a valet stand early Sunday morning, and the motorist who hit him fled the scene.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office announced that the victim died Sunday evening of his injuries.

The man was hospitalized in critical condition with severe brain injuries after being struck as the valet opened his vehicle door for him in front of the Vibe Cafe at Ventura Boulevard and Kester Avenue, said Sgt. Bill Kelly of LAPD's Valley Traffic Division, reports City News Service.

The suspect's car has been described as a silver newer model Hyundai sedan and was seen going west on Ventura Boulevard, west of Kester Avenue. Kelly says alcohol may have played a factor in the incident. The valet was not hurt.

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The victim's identity is being withheld until relatives can be notified of his death.

Another unrelated hit-and-run took the life of a pedestrian in Studio City this weekend.