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Friday, December 14, 2018

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On December 10, 2018, around 2 a.m., 38-year-old Franklin Winbom was arrested near the 1400 block of South Grand Avenue for Engaging in a speed contest with specific injuries (23109.1 VC) and Unsafe Speed (22350 VC). Franklin's bail is set at $20,000.

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run traffic collision which left two 9-year-old girls severely injured.

On December 9, 2018, around 8:55 p.m., the victim was turning south onto Hoover Street from westbound Florence Avenue when she was struck by a black Chevy Camaro that was racing a black Ford Mustang. Both vehicles were racing at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision. After the collision, the driver of the black Ford Mustang fled the scene without providing aid or identifying themselves, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire paramedics responded and transported a 24-year-old female, two 9-year-old girls, and the driver of the racing Camaro, a 39-year-old male, to local hospitals with severe injuries.

The suspect's vehicle is a two door Black Ford Mustang with black rims, black rear wing spoiler, and possible light or tan interior.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.