A man who witnessed a car crash rescued a toddler from the car before paramedics arrived to the scene.
“I saw the silhouette of a baby, and reached in and felt for the baby,” said Manuel Savinon to CBS LA. “The baby started crying and was responsive so I pulled her away from the driver and took her out of the car.”
Police investigated a fatal hit-and-run car crash Wednesday that occurred in the Mid-City area.
Shortly before 2 a.m., officers were sent to the 5200 block of Washington Boulevard for a report of a single vehicle traffic collision.
Upon their arrival, police found one vehicle overturned with a 31-year-old woman and her toddler inside, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Paramedics transported the young child – who is believed to be 2-years-old – to a hospital in good condition.
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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not yet been released pending family notification.
Washington Boulevard has been closed in both directions between South Redondo Boulevard to South Cochran Avenue and authorities believe the closure will last several hours.
Shortly after 6:30 a.m., a tow truck flipped the vehicle from tis roof back onto its wheels, CBS LA reported.
A preliminary investigation revealed the woman lost control of her vehicle and hit a light pole, which caused the car to overturn. According to police, it appeared that the woman was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the car crash.
Witnesses say they believe the woman may have been racing with another car before the crash occurred, CBS LA reported.
According to police, security footage revealed the car crash was caused by a hit-and-run driver. Authorities are searching for the drivers of two different vehicles who left the scene.