Toddler in Stroller Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

The 17-month-old is in stable condition

A 17-month-old boy who was struck by a hit-and-run driver while his father pushed him in a stroller across a street in Canoga Park was hospitalized in stable condition Thursday.

The crash in the 21100 block of Saticoy Street near Variel Avenue was reported at about 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales said.

The victim's father was pushing his son in stroller alongside the boy's mother when the crash occurred.

The father said the driver was "an old guy" who "just came, made a left and just took me and my kid," sending their bodies about 25 feet into the air before they came crashing down on the ground nearby. The mother was not injured.

Police said the driver fled westbound on Saticoy Street.

The toddler suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, said Gales, the city fire spokesman. The boy was in stable condition late Wednesday night, he added.

The suspect vehicle was described as a black 1990s sedan, said Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.


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