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Toddler injured in hit-and-run after church service

May 15, 2010 |  4:36 pm

A 2-year-old boy ran into the street after a church service and was struck by a car in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run accident that left the toddler with life-threatening injuries, police said Saturday.

The accident occurred about 10 p.m. Friday on South Figueroa Street near West 61st Street, said Officer Cleon Joseph, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police were searching for the driver of a blue Toyota Corolla who fled the scene, Joseph said.

The boy’s family was leaving a church service when he bolted into traffic, police said.

Officers declined to identify the boy, who was hospitalized.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call detectives at (323) 290-6064 or (877) 527-3247.

--Michael Finnegan