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Monday, March 12, 2007

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Students Suffer Serious Injuries After Being Hit by Car

Los Angeles: Two Crenshaw High School students were hit by a car and seriously injured Tuesday morning while crossing the street.

On March 13, 2007, at around 7:35 a.m., a 14-year-old male juvenile and his 19-year-old female friend were crossing the street at Slauson Avenue and 11th Avenue. According to eyewitnesses, the pair were walking inside the marked crosswalk.

The motorist was identified as a 24-year-old man from Los Angeles. He was interviewed and released. Detectives say the investigation is ongoing.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital. The youth was listed in critical condition and his companion was said to be in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call South Traffic Division, Detective Jones at 323-290-6064. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).