The child suffered minor cuts and bruises. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. on the 700 block of West 82nd Street.
The child's family had parked their car across from a home when the child ran across the street and was hit. The driver left the scene.
Police said the suspect was driving a black Yukon.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Station at (323) 421-2577.