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Toddler injured in hit-and-run after church service

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

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This is sad news, but I question why these religious fanatics keep their kids out late a night for church services. Particularly in South LA where it is dangerous. Drunk drivers are everywhere, little kids are safer at home!

'Religious fanatics'? Where is that stated? Just because a terrible accident happens after a church service concludes does not make the parents anything but followers of Christ. Watch the lingo...a child was injured and finding the person responsible should be the focus.


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