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3-year-old trick-or-treater in hospital after Halloween hit-and-run

November 1, 2010 | 10:11 am

A 3-year-old trick-or-treater and her mother remained in the hospital Monday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in South L.A., authorities said.

The two were not using a crosswalk as they walked across 77th Street near Stanford Avenue about 6:30 Halloween night when a red Toyota struck them, seriously injuring the young child, said Det. Sandra Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver slowed down after hitting them, then drove on, police said. According to reports, the contents of the girl's bucket of candy were strewn across the street

Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call detectives at (213) 485-7336.

-- Robert Faturechi

Photo: LAPD via KTLA