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News Release

Monday, October 20, 2003

Media Relations

Infant Killed in Traffic Collision

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, October 17, 2003, at about 6:19 a.m., a male Hispanic, was driving his 2002 Ford F-450 truck southbound Broadway when he ran a red-light colliding with a 2000 Ford Explorer travelling westbound on Cesar Chavez Avenue. The collision between the two caused a four-month old child to be ejected from the rear window of the Ford Explorer.

The infant was transported to LAC-USC Medical Center, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The investigation is on going and is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Mapson at 213-485-3111, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander, at 213-485-3122.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.