SOUTH ROBERTSON, LOS ANGELES – At least one person was killed and two others were injured after being struck by a car in L.A.’s South Robertson area.

According to the police, the mishap took place at about11:30 o’clock in the evening of Saturday. Police said that a driver was over speeding along the La Cienega Blvd. and crashed into another car just at the vicinity of corner of Boulevard and Cashio Street.

The impact caused the second car to hit a group of people who were standing on the corner. One of them was killed. The Police believed that fatality was a homeless man. Two of the other persons injured were transported to the local hospital sustaining critical injuries.

Police had to detain several people at the scene to gather more information about the crash, especially a description of the hit-and-run driver. The police are on the look-out for the car oprator who immediately fled the scene after the mishap.

At the same time, a man was hit by a vehicle that resulted to his death that Saturday evening as he was crossing Crenshaw Blvd. along Hyde Park. Authorities estimated that the fatality was a young man a few years before 20.

According to the police, the impact must have been so immense that the shoes of the were taken off his feet. One of the witnessed said that the victim also flew at a distance of about thirty feet from the scene.

The wreck took place at the corner of Crenshaw and 78th Sts. at approximately 6:15 o’clock in the evening. The victim was rushed to the UCLA Hospital of Ronald Reagan in Westwood but he succumbed a few minutes after admittance due to serious injuries.

Some of the witnesses were able to provide the police a license number of the errant vehicle. After some searches, they found the alleged hit-and-run car at the nearby Inglewood, corner Crenshaw and Imperial. The driver left his vehicle, fled and is being sought by police.

Michele Jones, one of the witnesses, told a news reporter that the impact was so loud that she thought that two cars have collided. She heard a loud bang saw the young man fell and rolled over as he hit the ground. He was just laying there and was not moving at all. He was not also making any breathing motion. When the paramedics arrived, they turned him over but he was already far gone.

Witnesses stated that the suspect was driving a late Mercedes Benz model with facial injuries in the accident. When police discovered the car, it had considerable damage to the windshield while the air bags were also employed.

Search for the hit-and-run driver is ongoing.

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