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#LASD- Traffic Collision Injures 4 Juveniles in the city of Paramount

 At 3:02 p.m. Lakewood Station personnel received a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of Downey Avenue and Rosecrans Boulevard in Paramount.  Deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel, Engine #31 responded and found a male juvenile and three female juveniles had been struck by a vehicle and were laying injured on the sidewalk.  The four juveniles were transported to a local hospital and their conditions are unknown. 
 
Witnesses stated the vehicle that struck the pedestrians was a truck which had been traveling southbound on Downey Avenue at a high rate of speed.  The truck collided with another vehicle, lost control, traveled onto a sidewalk and struck the four pedestrians.  The adult driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and was identified as 19-year old Saul Martinez.  There does not appear to be any symptoms of impairment by the driver.
 
Martinez was arrested and booked on charges of Felony Reckless Driving – 23104 CVC at Lakewood Sheriff’s Station.  He has a pending a court date of March 21, 2018, at Compton Superior Court.
 
His booking photo is not being released.
 
There is no further information available.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood Station at (562) 623-3500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
 
Written by:
Travis Morrow, Sergeant
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station
5130 North Clarke Avenue
Lakewood, CA. 90712
(562) 623-3500
 
 
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