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Friday, December 4, 2009

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Motorist Hits Two Pedestrians Leaving One Dead and One Injured NR09571cj

Los Angeles: A driver rendered aid to two teens after hitting them in an intersection in South Los Angeles.

On December 3, 2009, at 5:35 p.m., a man was traveling Northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard driving an Isuzu Rodeo when he struck two male teenagers who were walking Westbound across Crenshaw Boulevard at 50th Street.  The driver immediately pulled his car over to the side of the road and tried to render aid to the pedestrians.  Unfortunately, one of the young men died from his injuries at the scene of the accident.  The other was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for a back and pelvis, with numerous abrasions to his face and hands.

Anyone with information regarding this incident may call Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division Detective Jimmy Render or Officer Connie Free at 323-290-6063.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.