Infant Struck By Car Taken Off Life Support

An infant who was struck by two vehicles that collided near the Downtown Los Angeles art walk was taken off life support and died Friday, said police.

Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 3:03 PM PDT
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Infant Struck By Car Taken Off Life Support

An infant boy who was struck by two vehicles that collided near the Downtown Los Angeles art walk was taken off life support and died Friday morning, said police.

Two vehicles collided, one veering off into the sidewalk near Spring and Fourth streets about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

"The child was being (kept) on life support to allow the family time to grieve and say good byes," said Los Angeles police Sgt. Michael Marcey of the Central Traffic Division.

The 2-month-old boy was taken off life support and died at 2:45 a.m. Friday morning, Lt. Paul Vernon said in a statement Friday.

The mother was taken to a hospital but was not injured.

The drivers of both vehicles stayed at the scene and did not flee, Herrera said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, she said.

No arrest was made in the accident, police said.

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