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LAPD - South Traffic Division
Wednesday December 27th, 2017 :: 12:41 p.m. PST


Hit and Run Victim Needs Your Help

The holidays are a time to give and be grateful. The Torres kids are grateful their mother is alive and has a chance to walk again after being a victim of a hit and run (suspect still outstanding). Lets come together in this season of giving and help this single mother family's wishes come true and save them from being evicted. Read the full story below.

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Save The Torres Family
On November 12th at approximately 10:03 pm, Los Angeles Police officers responded to the intersection of Florence Ave and Dalton Ave for a hit and run incident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, witnesses pointed in urgency to the victim, Maria Torres, who was bloodied and incapacitated laying on the street. 

Maria Torres was crossing southbound Denker Street in the crosswalk with her children when the suspect vehicle, a black older model Honda, ran a red light striking the victim and her 11-year-old son. Maria fell underneath the vehicle and was dragged for approximately 60 yards causing her to be hospitalized for over a month. She has broken legs, wrists, arms, back, rib cage, collar bone, and multiple lacerations all over her body due to the violent collision.

Witnesses stated that, as the suspect drove off at a high rate of speed, he stuck his middle finger out of the driver’s window. 

South Traffic Detectives received the report and wanted to assist the family by providing the children gifts for the holidays. Although the family greatly appreciates the offer, what they need help with the most is funds to pay rent so the children have a home for the holidays. The children asked that we help their mom by able to pay for rent.

Since Maria Torres is a single mother who has not been able to work due to her injuries, making it a challenge for her to pay rent since her hospitalization. 

Therefore, the South Traffic Division is fundraising to help make their rent payment  for a couple of months (until their mother can go back to work) so the family can avoid being evicted and make their holiday wishes come true.

LAPD - South Traffic Division
4125 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 213-485-7418

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