Woman killed, toddler survives in Mid-City rollover crash
MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) —
A woman was killed in a violent rollover crash in Mid-City but a 2-year-old made it out alive with no serious injuries.
The wreck occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the 5300 block of Washington Boulevard. Police said the woman was likely the toddler’s mother.
According to investigators, the woman lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a light pole. The car flipped on its roof upon impact.
Witnesses on scene said the woman and child were not restrained by seat belts. Although there was a car seat, police confirmed that the child was not buckled in.
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“I saw the silhouette of the baby standing up over the driver and heard a few cries. So I instantly just reached in and felt for the baby and made sure the baby was OK and gently pulled out and pulled her to the side and made sure she was alright until the ambulance got there,” said Emanuel Savinon, a witness.
The child was reported to be in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Los Angeles police are looking at surveillance video that captured the incident. Officials said there is the possibility that a second car was involved. A description of that car was not released.
Investigators are also looking into the possibility that this could have been a case of road rage or street racing.
Washington Boulevard was shut down for investigation.
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