ECHO PARK — Police have arrested a driver suspected of hitting a pair of teen skateboarders on Friday night, leaving one of the victims in critical condition. NBC LA said the suspect was a 28-year-old man from the San Fernando Valley.
The male victims, who are cousins ages 15 and 13, were crossing Alvarado Street at Montrose Avenue at about 10 p.m. when they were hit by what has been described as a 2012-2014 Toyota Venza that was traveling northbound. It’s not known whether the victims were on their boards or on foot when they were hit, but both teens were in an unmarked intersection, according to previous police reports.
The 15-year-old male was left in extremely critical condition after being thrown or dragged 75 feet after the collision, according to one officer. The other victim suffered minor injuries.
The driver did not stop after the collision, said Sgt. Jesse Garcia with the LAPD Central Traffic Division. “He kept on going like nothing happened.”