LAPD release video of hit-and-run crash that left two 9-year-olds in critical condition

- Los Angeles Police South Traffic Division released security video on Thursday of the moments a Chevy Camaro crashed into a red sedan making a left at an intersection. 

Jazmin Torres, 24, was the driver of that red car.

“I remember making that turn and the car hits me and I blacked out,” she said. “I then saw my daughter next to me unconscious."

Torres’s daughter Ashley Gregorio and her daughter’s best friend Delila Rangel were in the back seat of her car at the time of the crash.

The two 9-year-old girls now in critical condition at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

“We’ve got to take it slow the doctors are just asking us to be patient which is all they can offer us due to the head trauma,” Lety Garcia, Delila Rangel’s mother said. “It’s not even taking it day by day it’s more like minute by minute."

The crash happened on Sunday December 10, 2018 just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Hoover Street and Florence Avenue in Leimert Park.

Detectives believe the driver of the Camaro was racing a black Ford Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang did not stop to render aid as required by California law, according to police.

Detectives have released security video of the Mustang car hoping someone will recognize it and come forward with information on the driver.   

It’s described as two door Black Ford Mustang with black rims, a black rear wing spoiler, and possible light or tan interior.

“It gets me angry because people are always doing that and in the end it’s innocent people that get hurt and have to go through this,” Torres said.

A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577.

 

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