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At Least 2 Pedestrians Injured in East L.A. Crash; Driver Fled

Two pedestrians were injured when an SUV crashed into a bus bench in East Los Angeles and the driver fled Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

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Authorities respond to the scene of a crash at a bus stop in East Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred just before 5:18 p.m., when the call came in, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A man and a woman were transported to a local hospital, according to fire Inspector Art Marrujo.

The male driver of the white Chevy Tahoe that was involved fled the scene on foot, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.

Witnesses at the scene told KTLA the man had a child with him.

Aerial video showed multiple ambulances, fire trucks, and sheriff’s patrol cars on scene. Dozens of onlookers gathered at the busy intersection to watch the response.

The collision occurred at Atlantic and Whittier boulevards (map), where a bus shelter appeared to have been knocked on its site by a white SUV, aerial video showed.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and¬†Nidia Becerra Tijerino¬†contributed to this report.

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