LAPD raise $30,000 for Maria Torres family after accident

- We're having a reunion with the Torres family and the LAPD officers who came to her rescue. Maria Torres is still recovering from her injuries after an accident on November 12. She was walking with her children heading southbound on Denker Street in south LA when an older model black Honda ran a red light and slammed into her and her 11-year-old son. Maria fell underneath the vehicle and was dragged about 60 yards, left bloodied with multiple broken bones, unable to move. Her son was also hurt.

Detectives with the LAPD South Traffic Division felt so bad for this family, they wanted to buy gifts for the kids, but one of the sons mentioned that they’d really like rent money in leiu of gifts to avoid eviction.  The officers passed around a hat and started donating money, then started a GoFundMe account for more people to help, and once the story got out, they hoped to raise $8,000, but the amount grew much larger as the story was being shared, and they have raised more than $30,000. The family is grateful for the help by the LAPD.

The suspect is still at large. Detectives say the suspect is male black driving a Honda Accord. Witnesses say the suspect stuck out his middle finger out of the driver’s window as he fled. If you have any information about the suspect, please call LAPD.

The GoFundMe campaign is still active if you'd like to help the Maria Torres family as well.

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