Police: Driver Hits Pedestrians, Insults Victims, Flees

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a teenage motorist who allegedly struck two pedestrians, yelled at the victims, made an obscene gesture and fled.

A police statement says a dark-colored compact vehicle hit a woman and teenage girl crossing a boulevard at mid-block around late Friday in Granada Hills.

Officials say the male driver yelled and simultaneously stuck out his left arm and made the gesture with his hand.

Fire Department paramedics took the woman to a hospital in critical condition. The girl was hospitalized in good condition with moderate injuries.

The driver was accompanied by family members when he turned himself in to police on Saturday. After an interrogation the suspect was arrested on suspicion of hit-and run. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.