RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — A mother who lost her 22-year-old son in a hit-and-run accident in Reseda over the weekend is pleading with the driver to come forward.
The fatal crash happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Topham Street.
April Price said her only son, Tommy, was walking home when he was struck by a 1997 or 1998 Chevy Tahoe.
“My son was doing the responsible thing. He went out with his friends and he was coming home on the bus,” she said.
Police said the suspect never pulled over to help the victim or call authorities.
“That person didn’t have the courage to stop and do the right thing no matter what,” Price said.
Tommy was taken to the hospital where he died from brain trauma.
Price said her son was a college student with aspirations of becoming a firefighter before his life was cut short.
“It’s not something that I ever planned in my life…to ever have to bury my son before me,” said Price. “There’s a very deep void. We’ll miss him forever and love him forever.”
The grieving mother said she needs closure.
“I need justice to be done for my son,” said Price.