A possible hit-and-run driver is being sought after fatal crash in Mid-City that killed a 31-year-old woman and hospitalized a 2-year-old girl early Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred at around 1:40 a.m. in the 5200 block of Washington Boulevard.
There is video footage of two vehicles driving near the car that had crashed. It seems that one of the vehicles hit the car causing it to run into a light pole, spin, and flip upside down.
They heard a toddler cry out and saw that the toddler’s legs were standing up, crouched over the driver.
Witnesses were able to get the terrified baby out the car before paramedics arrived on the scene.
The young girl was transported to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and listed under stable condition.
Officials claim that the driver was most likely not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and the toddler was in a car seat, but may have been thrown off due to the impact.
Authorities are working on enhancing the video footage and locate the other driver.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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