Hit-and-Run Driver Plows Into East LA Bus Stop, Strikes 2 People

At least two people were taken to the hospital after being hit by the driver

By Christina Cocca and John Cádiz Klemack
|  Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013  |  Updated 11:33 PM PDT
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Police were searching for the driver of a white SUV after he ran into a bus stop partition and bench before running away from the crash with a child passenger. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Police were searching for the driver of a white SUV after he ran into a bus stop partition and bench before running away from the crash with a child passenger. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

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Police were searching for a hit-and-run driver after an SUV slammed into a bus stop and struck at least two pedestrians in East Los Angeles Wednesday evening, police said.

A man was driving a white SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon, when he crashed near Whittier and Atlantic boulevards and plowed through a bus stop partition and bench about 5:20 p.m.

Video from the scene showed the SUV leaning against a smashed bus stop and facing against the flow of traffic.

The man was described as Latino in his 20s and was last seen running north on Atlantic Boulevard carrying a 6- to 8-year-old child, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two pedestrians hit in the crash were taken to County USC Medical Center, and there were reports of a possible third victim.

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