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Boy, 8, injured in Westmont hit-and-run

October 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a hit-and-run driver who critically injured an 8-year-old boy in the unincorporated area of Westmont.

The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of West 104th Street.

California Highway Patrol officers said the boy suffered major injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Witnesses told authorities the hit-and-run driver was in a dark-colored Nissan Altima that had damage on the right side.

Anyone with information was asked to call the California Highway Patrol at (323) 982-4900.