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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a minor.

On May 15, 2018 around 5:50 p.m., a motorist traveling northbound on Laurel Canyon Boulevard collided with a 2006 Kia Spectra at the intersection of Montague Avenue.

The collision forced the Kia to travel in a northeasterly direction and caused it to collide with two pedestrians, in the crosswalk.

The adult male sustained minor injuries and the minor sustained severe injuries as a result of this collision.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported both pedestrians to Northridge Hospital where the minor child has undergone surgery for his injuries.

The driver did not stop and render aid to those involved as required by law.

That vehicle is described as an older model Chevy van possibly blueish gray in color with a blue strip around the midline of the vehicle.

The van was being driven by a male either White or Hispanic with a full-faced beard.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective II L. Montero at (818) 644-8035 or Detective Danny Martinez at (818) 644-8000. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers 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.

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