Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial BadgeLos Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Friday, June 17, 2011

Media Relations

Underage Driver Injured in a Traffic Accident NR11275cj

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in providing information about a traffic collision in Sunland where two teens were injured.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2011, at about 9:10 a.m., LAPD Valley Traffic Division officers responded to a traffic accident in the 10600 block of Oro Vista Avenue.  When they arrived, they saw a car at the bottom of a nearby basin.  They discovered two females near the car suffering from trauma related injuries.  LAFD rescue personnel responded and transported the driver to a local hospital.  She is in critical condition.  The passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene and was not transported.

The investigation revealed that a 14-year-old female entered the driver’s side of a parked car in the 10600 block of Oro Vista Avenue.  She was accompanied by an 18-year-old female who was the passenger.  The driver started the car and began driving in reverse.  The car continued eastbound into a church parking lot through a chainlink fence and fell into a nearby basin where it came to a stop. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Krajchar at 818-644-8034.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

iWatch