Seal Beach

Five are injured in hit-and-run


STILL from video shows the Mercedes crashing into the vehicle carrying five ballet school students (Seal Beach police).

From a staff writer with wire service reports

The search continues for the driver of a Mercedes sedan that sped through an intersection in Seal Beach, crashed into another vehicle and sent three 17-year-old girls to the hospital in serious condition.

Police say the driver sprinted away from the scene of the accident that took place Saturday night at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.  He was reported to have fled into a residential neighborhood known as “The Hill.”

An immediate identification of the driver was not made. He’s only described as a man “around 20” years old and wearing a maroon shirt.

Five people were injured, and two were later discharged from the hospital, according to the Associated Press. All were members of the Los Alamitos Ballet School and reportedly have suffered injuries that included broken bones, concussions and damaged organs.

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the families affected under the name “Los Alamitos Ballet Dancers Hospital Expenses,” created by David Kim, director of the ballet school.

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