Suspect, 18, Surrenders After Hit-And-Run That Left 2 Woman Badly Hurt
SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — The suspect in a hit-and-run that seriously injured two 17-year-old women Tuesday has turned himself in, according to authorities.
Police said Miguel Angel Jimenez Jr., 18, surrendered at the Valley Traffic Station in Panorama City on Wednesday about 3:30 p.m.
Officials said Jimenez was involved in a traffic collision at Hunnewell Avenue, north of Pierce Street, Tuesday around 11 p.m. in Sylmar.
After a preliminary investigation, authorities concluded that a group of people — including the two 17-year-old victims — had gotten into a physical dispute in the road.
Witnesses said when Jimenez Jr. attempted to flee the scene, he struck the two women, dragging them under his car and leaving one critically injured, the other seriously hurt.
Officials said, after the women became dislodged from underneath the vehicle, Jimenez Jr. continued on, failing to render aid.
CNS reported the victims were a current and former girlfriend of the suspect’s. An unconfirmed report also said one of the victims might be pregnant.
Authorities said Jimenez Jr. will be charged with felony hit-and-run.
An investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021 or Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8037.