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News Release

Monday, December 16, 2002

Media Relations

Unrestrained child killed After Falling out of Van

"Unrestrained Child Killed After Falling Out of Van"


Los Angeles: On Sunday, December 15, 2002, at approximately 6:00 p.m., three-year –old Hector Nungaray was fatally injured after he fell out of his father’s van and collided with the roadway.

The victim’s father, 35 year-old Hector Gonzalez Nungaray was driving the van on northbound Central Avenue to westbound Gage Avenue. As the van made a left turn, the van’s passenger’s door opened and the young child fell out. There was no evidence of intoxication on the driver, but he was found to be unlicensed.

Anyone with questions can call Central Traffic Division at 213-485-3111. On weekends and off-hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.