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LAPD asking for public’s help in locating a driver in a hit-and-run crash that left two injured, including a 3-year-old

Los Angeles, California – Law enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance in their search for the motorist who caused injuries to a mother and her 3-year-old son and then fled the scene of the accident. The crash occurred in the Florence area of South Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Elsa Zelaya and her son Dominick both sustained injuries on October 1 at the intersection of Broadway and 80th Street.

Authorities said they were attempting to cross the street when a black, compact SUV travelling at an excessive rate of speed struck them.

“Three-year old Dominick Zelaya was launched airborne after being struck, causing him to have a secondary collision with the roadway. Elsa sustained minor injuries while Dominick sustained severe life-threatening injuries. Dominick recently underwent surgery and is currently being monitored at Children’s Hospital,’ police said.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Dolores Chavez or Officer Luis Herrera of the South Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department at 323-421-2500.

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