Possible DUI Crash in North Hills Kills Toddler, Seriously Injures Grandmother

My News LA reported that a hit-and-run crash took the life of an 18-month-old boy and left his grandmother seriously injured in North Hills on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

According to a statement released by the Los Angeles Police Department, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a Honda CRV heading westbound on West Nordhoff Street was attempting a left turn when it collided with a Toyota Camry in the 15500 block of the street. 

The Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson told reporters that the crash caused the Honda CRV to bounce into a wall. The vehicle struck a grandmother and the toddler, who was in a stroller. The child and his grandparents were standing next to a food cart vendor at the time.  

The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and fully cooperated with investigating police officers. The driver of the Toyota did not stop and fled the scene of the crash.

Paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene to tend to the accident victims. Both the boy and his grandmother were rushed to an area hospital for treatment. The boy later died as the result of injuries suffered in the crash. The child’s grandmother was listed in serious condition at the time of the report, while his grandfather sustained only minor injuries.

Police said that they suspected the driver of the Toyota Camry of DU felony hit-and-run and were searching for the vehicle. The driver later turned himself over to the police but was not immediately arrested. 

The crash is currently under investigation.


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