Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 | 10:56 a.m.
Metro Police are searching for suspects who fled the scene of a two-car accident early Sunday morning that critically injured a 16-year-old girl.
Police said the accident happened about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Eastern and Canosa avenues in downtown Las Vegas.
The preliminary investigation indicates a 2000 Volkswagen Passat was traveling south on Eastern Avenue when a 2004 Cadillac DeVille struck it from behind, police said. The collision sent the Volkswagen off the road to the right.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac crossed a raised median before rolling on its roof and sliding into the intersection of Eastern and St. Louis avenues, police said.
Authorities said an unknown number of occupants in the Cadillac exited the vehicle and fled the scene before emergency crews arrived.
The four occupants of the Volkswagen — 48-year-old Lorena Verduzco, two teens and an infant — were transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, police said. Verduzco, a 15-year-old boy and the 2-month-old baby suffered minor injuries, police said.
Anyone with information about the suspects who fled the scene is asked to call Detective Sean Lethbridge at 702-828-3786 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.