south la, street racing, crash, brain injury, hit-and-run, arrest Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested In Alleged Street-Racing Crash – CBS Los Angeles

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.