LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A suspected hit-and-run driver is locked up in connection to a street-racing crash that injured a mother and two young girls, police say.
According to a LAPD spokesperson, the victim was turning south onto Hoover St. from westbound Florence Ave. when she was struck by a black Chevy Camaro that was racing a black Ford Mustang shortly before 9 p.m. December 9.
Security video captured the crash, which sent the Lety Garcia’s vehicle into a light pole.
Garcia, 24, says her nine-year-old daughter, Delila, and Delila’s nine-year-old best friend suffered severe injuries.
“We’ve had them come in – the doctor come in – and tell us to prepare for the worst already,” Garcia said of her daughter, who suffered a severe brain injury. “It’s just something you don’t want to hear.”
The driver who hit them, identified as 38-year-old Franklin Winbom, was also taken to the hospital, where he was arrested.
His bail is set at $20,000.
Police are still searching for the driver of the Ford Mustang, who they say fled the scene without providing aid or identifying themselves.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tipsters may also visit http://www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.