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Car crashes into South L.A. bus stop, injuring four

A hit-and-run driver caused an accident Monday evening that resulted in critical injuries to three pedestrians sitting at a bus stop in South Los Angeles, an L.A. police spokesman said.

The incident occurred near 449 West 54th Street, in the Vermont Square neighborhood, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The original collision involved a car that rear-ended another vehicle that was about to turn right into a driveway. Instead, that car was propelled into the bus stop, striking a couple, each about 70 years old, and their daughter, who is about 50, said Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD. 

All were badly...

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