Toluca Lake

Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Injured Bicyclist and People Walking in Toluca Lake Neighborhood

The car involved in the injury crash as identified as a silver Ford Fusion with Texas license plates

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A driver in a sedan hit at least one pedestrian and a bicyclist Monday in Toluca Lake, leading to a police pursuit, before authorities lost the vehicle in the Universal City area, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Three people were injured in the series of crashes, which took place around 8 p.m., the LAPD said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the people struck around 7:58 p.m. in the 10300 block of West Valley Spring Lane in Toluca Lake.

Witnesses at the scene said that two cyclists and a pedestrian were hit, while the LAPD said two pedestrians and a cyclist were injured in the hit-and-run. Both accounts said three people where injured.

The severity of the victims' injuries was not immediately available.

"(The victims) had gone up over the hood and it looks like they had taken out the side mirror as they were hit on the passenger side," said witness James Bergseid. "But it was the sound of this car hitting the bike and those kids, and it didn't really register with me what had happened exactly until I started hearing the screaming accompanied with that sound and what I saw."

Police were searching for a silver Ford Fusion with significant damage and Texas license plates.

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