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News Release

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Media Relations

Fatal Traffic Collision Involving a Two Year-Old in Los Angeles

"Fatal Traffic Collision Involving a Two-year-old in Los Angeles"


Los Angeles - On Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at approximately 12:30 p.m., South Traffic Division officers responded to an "Ambulance Traffic Collision" at 214 East 76th Street. The officers investigation revealed that Moises Cobian Sr. was backing his 1971 Chevy Suburban southbound from his driveway, when he felt a bump. Cobian Sr. immediately stopped, and found his two-year-old son Moises Cobian Jr. lying beneath his vehicle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Cobian Jr. to Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon their arrival due to massive head injuries.

Members of the South Bureau Crisis Response Team were notified and dispatched a team of counselors to the hospital to assist in confronting Mr. And Mrs. Cobian. The investigation revealed this incident was an unfortunate tragic accident and no charges are pending at this time against the child's father.

South Traffic Division conducted this investigation and for further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.