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Hit-and-run driver strikes mom, foster child near LA Memorial Sports Arena

Steve Smith, 43, is shown in this undated file photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

May 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are searching for the driver behind a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a mother and son near the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Authorities said Steve Smith, 43, was driving a silver 1991 Toyota Previa when he struck a 57-year-old woman and her 5-year-old foster son as they were trying to cross Broadway at 41st Street on Friday. They were both seriously injured but were transported to an area hospital and are expected to be OK.

Police said Smith did stop, but he took off running before officers arrived on scene.

Smith is described as a black male about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be a resident of South Central Los Angeles.

If you have any information about Smith's whereabouts, you're urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.