When car crash sends boy to hospital


A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after a car crash that sent him to the emergency room at the age of 6.

The boy was in a vehicle that was headed south on Highway 71 at the time of the crash, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At approximately 6:18 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the scene on the southbound shoulder of the highway after a woman reported the vehicle was speeding.

When they arrived, they found the child in the back seat of the vehicle, with his left leg in the front passenger seat.

The child was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

The crash is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team.