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Boy injured in two-car crash

Posted: November 6, 2011 1:21 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2011 1:21 p.m.

A 7-year-old Lee Vining boy was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning following a two-car collision on Interstate 5 near Highway 126.

There is no word on his condition or his identity.

There were indications early in the incident that the boy suffered major injuries.

At 2 a.m. Saturday, a Ford and a Nissan, both 2011 models, collided in the southbound lanes of the interstate just south of the highway, California Highway Patrol officers said.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as a 30-year-old man from Lee Vining escaped injury, CHP said.

A 67-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Nissan, suffered minor injuries, they said.

“Both vehicles came to rest blocking traffic lanes, resulting in major injuries to ... a juvenile passenger,” CHP officers said in their report.

When the cars collided, the driver and passenger of the Ford fled the scene, jumping over the chain link fenced on the west side of the freeway, CHP said.

Efforts by CHP officers to find the pair were unsuccessful.

However, search efforts later led CHP officers to a residence in Inglewood at about 5 a.m. where they arrested one man and located a 25-year-old woman they believed to be the passenger in his car.

A 33-year-old man, who lives on Fairview Boulevard in Los Angeles, is charged with two violations of the California Vehicle Code - failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was booked into custody at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.


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