Los Angeles: A baby was killed and two others injured when a driver loses control of his car in Central Los Angeles.
On July 14, 2011, at around 9:20 p.m., a 22-year-old man driving a 2002 Cadillac Deville was attempting to park southbound on Spring Street, just south of 4th Street, when he drove up onto the sidewalk hitting three people. One of the victims was a 7 week-old named Marcello Vasquez of Montebello, the second victim was a 27-year-old woman, and the third was a 25-year-old man. Vasquez was thrown from a stroller due to the force of the impact. LAFD rescue ambulance responded and transported the newborn to LAC USC Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The adult victims were transported to another local hospital and treated for minor injuries. Detectives say that the driver was unlicensed and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective Felix Padillia at 213-972-1851. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.