Boy injured after car crashes through Whittier home; driver sought

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A little boy survived and only suffered minor injuries after a car careened into the bedroom he was in at his Whittier home early Thursday morning. (KABC)

A little boy suffered only minor injuries after a car careened into the bedroom he was in at his Whittier home early Thursday morning.

Authorities said around 12:20 a.m., a driver crashed into the side of a single-family home near Imperial Highway and Marquardt Avenue after failing to turn at the intersection. The driver in a red Nissan 350Z ended up jumping the curb, colliding through a brick wall and then into the home.

The little boy was playing video games in a bedroom when the car plowed through, according to the boy's grandmother Irene Mezon.

The boy, 4-year-old Armando de la Cruz, only suffered minor injuries, authorities said, and he was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. Emergency personnel had to remove the boy from under the car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An 18-year-old man was also in the room and sustained small cuts to his arm from debris. Nine other people in the home were not injured.

The driver of the car and a passenger quickly fled the scene after the crash, police said. Family members said they heard what sounded like racing right before a loud boom.

The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information was asked to call Officer J. Lodeen at the CHP Santa Fe Springs officer at (562) 868-0503.
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