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Police search for Mercedes that fatally hit girl trying to catch school bus

February 26, 2010 | 11:05 am

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Police searched Friday for the driver of a gray or black Mercedes-Benz sedan that fatally struck a middle-school girl as she was crossing a street in Brentwood.

The location of the accident. Click for the Brentwood Mapping L.A. Neighborhoods page to learn more about this area.

The girl was reportedly crossing on foot against a red light ahead of her mother about 7:20 a.m. as she tried to catch a school bus in the 100 block of North Cliffwood Drive, police said.

The Mercedes struck the girl while turning the corner, police said. The driver apparently stopped after the accident but then left, said sources familiar with the investigation.

Investigators also were looking for several young people in a gray Toyota who may have witnessed the accident or been involved in it, authorities said.

-- Andrew Blankstein and Amina Khan

Photo: The bus the girl was trying to catch remains at Sunset Boulevard and North Cliffwood Avenue. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Map: The location of the accident. Click for the Brentwood Mapping L.A. Neighborhoods page to learn more about this area.

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