Mother killed, child critically injured in car crash near South LA bus stop on Thanksgiving day

A mother was killed and her young child is in critical condition after the two were hit Thursday when a vehicle crashed near a bus stop in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash took place around 1:30 p.m. at 1758 W. 83rd St., just east of Western Avenue and several blocks south of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"The mother was walking southbound on the sidewalk on 82nd and Western, she was with her young 8-year-old daughter," said authorities.

One car, speeding southbound down the road, collided with another vehicle that was exiting the parking lot of a nearby liquor store and allegedly attempting a U-turn, authorities said. 

The crash scene in South LA. (FOX 11).

The collision caused one of the cars to crash onto the sidewalk, where the mother and child were struck. 

The department said another male victim was also injured in the crash. All three victims were taken to a regional trauma center by LAFD paramedics. 

Police identified the mother as Alma Aragon. She was pronounced dead at the hospital, officials said.

"Currently, the young daughter is fighting for her life," said authorities.

Further information on the child's health was not provided at this time.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities said that they believe alcohol was "absolutely" a factor with "at least one of the drivers." 

Officials confirmed that the speeding driver was unlicensed.

Authorities have not provided any further information at this time.