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Boy Critical After Hit-And-Run Crash in El Monte

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A 12-year-old boy was thrown from a vehicle and seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in El Monte, a police lieutenant said Sunday.

The two-vehicle collision occurred about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Garvey and Washington avenues, El Monte police Lt. Peter Rasic said. A motorist in a blue Chevrolet Suburban fled on foot from the scene and remained at large.

The boy, who was ejected from the car, was taken to a hospital and was initially reported to be in critical condition.

"The latest update is that the 12-year-old male is at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in stable condition," Rasic said Sunday.

Two other people escaped the crash with superficial injuries, he said.

"It appears that one vehicle proceeded into the intersection -- failure to stop for the right of way -- and broadsided the other vehicle," Rasic said. "That intersection is not controlled by a traffic light."

The investigation was ongoing.

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