Hit-and-Run on East 42nd Street in Los Angeles Leaves Boy with Serious Injuries
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 26, 2021) – An 11-year-old boy was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident on East 42nd Street near McKinley Avenue.
The crash happened around 4:00 p.m., March 25. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the boy ran across the street to catch up with a passing ice cream truck. The child then stopped and checked both directions of traffic before he crossed the street. As he was running across the street, an SUV struck him.
Officials said the driver immediately stopped, got out of his SUV, and checked on the child. But moments later, the driver re-entered his vehicle and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself.
Paramedics took the boy to a local hospital with severe injuries.
The boy’s family identified him as Frank Portillo. They said he is in stable condition.
Anyone with information about this hit-and-run incident can contact Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713, or the division’s watch commander at 213-833-3746.
Always be on the lookout for pedestrians when driving. When approaching an intersection, reduce your speed and pay attention to your surroundings. And when you get involved in an accident, stop, render aid and call the authorities.
If you or a family member has been injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, reach out to The Law Offices of Daniel Kim today. Each of our clients receives personal legal advice tailored to his or her specific case. Daniel will work with you personally, one-on-one, to better understand your situation. We will win back your case. Call us today at (800) 895-7199 for a free consultation. You can also request a copy of the police report from your accident. With a success rate of over 99%, you can trust your lawsuit with our team.