Police: Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Hit-And-Run That Seriously Injured Toddler

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said they have arrested a 50-year-old unlicensed driver in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 3-year-old boy seriously injured.

A statement issued by the Los Angeles Police Department indicated that the crash happened about 6:10 p.m. Saturday at 42nd Place and Wadsworth Avenue.

The toddler was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the statement.

“The suspect fled the scene without stopping or rendering aid,” the statement said.

The suspect was identified by police as 50-year-old Froebel Sanchez of Los Angeles after a license number for the vehicle was obtained.

Sanchez was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injuries.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call Detective Meneses with the LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 972-1825.

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