See also: Chief Beck's Hit-and-Run Crisis.
The hit-and-run epidemic isn't only confined to the city of Los Angeles. In tony Malibu over the weekend a 3-year-old and a woman described in reports as the child's grandmother were hit be an SUV that didn't stop, cops say.
It happened about 8:30 p.m. as the two were apparently crossing along a dark and dangerous stretch of Pacific Coast Highway:
In fact some news reports suggested that if the driver had stopped, there might not have been a case against him or her.
It happened in the 25800 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
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Reports suggested the two were leaving a restaurant. The eatery Malibu Seafood is nearby.
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The sheriff's department says the woman sustained a broken arm and the toddler sustained a fratured hip and "numerous facial abrasions."
Both were hospitalized.
The SUV was described only as "silver-colored." If you have info on the driver, detectives would love to hear from you: 818-878-1808.