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Hit-and-Run Incident Leads to Injuries at Bellevue and Echo Park Avenues in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2024) – A major traffic incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident caused injuries at the intersection of Bellevue Ave and Echo Park Ave. The crash was reported at approximately 3:08 pm.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the offending vehicle collided with another car and subsequently fled the scene, heading southbound on the 101 Freeway. Emergency services, including the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), arrived swiftly at the site of the crash to provide medical assistance to those hurt in the incident. The condition of the injured individuals has not yet been released to the public.

The area around Bellevue Ave and Echo Park Ave was heavily affected as law enforcement and emergency crews worked to clear the scene and investigate the circumstances of the collision. Commuters were advised to seek alternative routes due to the significant traffic disruptions. The LAPD is actively investigating the hit-and-run and is in the process of gathering witness statements and any relevant evidence to identify and apprehend the driver responsible for the accident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. Local officials are also reminding drivers about the importance of remaining at the accident scene and fulfilling their legal obligations when involved in a traffic collision, emphasizing that hit-and-run is a serious crime with severe penalties.

Source: Local Accident Reports