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La Puente man charged after walking 3-year-old son into traffic

December 8, 2009 | 10:45 am

A La Puente man who walked into traffic with his 3-year-old son before both were hit by a car has been charged with public intoxication, authorities said today.

CHP officials also are seeking a charge of child endangerment against Pedro Lozano, 38, who was pushing his son in a stroller along Azusa Avenue when they crossed in the middle of the street, where there was no intersection or crosswalk, CHP officials said.

Traffic in the first lane slowed, but when Lozano walked into the second lane, directly into the path of a Nissan, it was too late for the driver to stop, officials said. Lozano and his son were thrown to the ground. Lozano sustained minor abrasions, and his son was taken to the hospital and was listed in serious but stable condition, the CHP said.

Lozano admitted drinking alcohol before the accident, investigators said.

-- Raja Abdulrahim

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