ECHO PARK – Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck two teen skateboarders Friday night as they crossed Alvarado Street, leaving a 15-year-old male in extremely critical condition after being thrown or dragged 75 feet after the collision.
The other victim, a 13-year-old male, suffered minor injuries. Both victims are cousins, said Lt. Melody Hainline with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.
The cousins were crossing Alvarado Street at Montrose Avenue at about 10 p.m. when they were hit by what may have been a white 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, Hainline said.
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.”
Alvarado was blocked off in both directions for several hours as police conducted their investigation.
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