1 month after Watts’ hit-and-run accident, 2 girls were injured and 1 victim was afraid to go out
Police are asking the public for help in locating a hit-and-run driver who injured two Watts daughters on Mother’s Day.
The crash happened around 2:50 p.m. on May 9 near the intersection of Compton Avenue and 92nd Street, according to a community alert from the Los Angeles Police Department.
A black Chevrolet Cruze was heading south on Compton Avenue when it collided with two 8-year-old girls crossing the street.
The driver continued south after the crash without stopping to help victims, police said.
The girls were taken to hospital for their injuries.
One girl, who pushed the other aside, had a broken leg.
A month later, the girl is afraid to go out for fear of passing cars, her mother told KTLA on Thursday. She said the girls were crossing the street to take a closer look at some animals when the accident happened.
A reward of $ 25,000 is now offered for information in the case.
Anyone who might know anything about the accident is asked to call LAPD’s South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500.
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