South LA hit-and-run: Video released in search for driver who injured teen

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police hope new video released will help them find the hit-and-run driver who struck and dragged a 15-year-old boy in South Los Angeles.

The video shows a dark SUV stopped at 35th Street and Maple Avenue. The vehicle is seen narrowly avoiding crashing into the car that struck Roberto Diaz, who was riding his bike.

Police are trying to get in touch with the driver of that SUV, hoping that person might be able to provide them with new information on the car and driver they're trying to find.

The suspect vehicle is described as a blue Honda Accord or Civic.

Meantime, Diaz will be undergoing his sixth surgery tomorrow.

Doctors are hoping to be able to save his arm and leg.

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Police say a teen was struck by a car and dragged 1,500 feet after the hit-and-run driver allegedly blew through a stop sign in South Los Angeles.



Police say Diaz was struck by the car and dragged 1,500 feet after the hit-and-run driver allegedly blew through a stop sign.

Diaz had just bought a soda at a nearby store when he was hit while riding his bicycle through a crosswalk in the area of Maple Avenue and 37th Street on Aug. 6.

Surveillance video at a store on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard captured the moment the 15-year-old dislodged from the vehicle.

Witnesses saw Diaz's bike flying into the air.
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