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Driver suspected of injuring mother, son sought by L.A. police

Steve SmithLos Angeles police are seeking the public's help finding a suspected hit-and-run driver who they say seriously injured a 57-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son Friday.

The woman, whose name was not released by authorities, and the boy were crossing Broadway at 41st Street when they were struck by a silver 1991 Toyota Previa traveling north on Broadway, authorities said. 

The driver stopped, but then fled on foot, failing to identify himself or render aid to the woman and her son as required by law, police said. 

The driver has been identified as 43-year-old Steve Smith of South Los Angeles. He is described as about 5 feet 5 and 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Kaden at (213) 972-7837 or Det. J. Mapson at (213) 972-1825. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call (800) 222-8477.


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Photo: Steve Edward Smith Credit: LAPD 

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