Investigators released a photo and video Wednesday of a car connected to a May 9 hit-and-run crash in a Watts neighborhood that left two 8-year-old children critically injured.
A black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze traveling southbound on Compton Avenue struck the children as they were crossing the thoroughfare just south of East 92nd Street about 2:45 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.
The driver did not stop and continued traveling southbound on Compton Avenue at a high rate of speed, police said. A security camera captured images of the car as the driver left the scene.
Paramedics took the children to a hospital in critical condition. One of the victims, Kimberlin Gonzalez, spoke with NBCLA Wednesday and said she and a friend were crossing a street on their way to a Mother's Day family party when they were struck.
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Her right leg remains in a cast.
"I think I feel brave because when I got hurt I cried just a little, and I stopped crying," she said. "
Anyone with information on the collision was asked to contact LAPD South Traffic Division Detective Ramirez or Detective Calcote at 323-421-2500 or 323-421-2577. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
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