Fire multi-car crash left five dead, including a pregnant woman and an infant. in According to authorities on Thursday in the Windsor Hills area of Los Angeles.
Eight people we also injured in in crash on avenues La Brea and Sloson. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the message. crash just after 13:40
Officer Franco Pepi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said Thursday afternoon that three adults, including a pregnant woman and a baby, were killed. in in crash.
Authorities later found stranger remains inside one of burned vehicles, he said. The gender or age of the man was not known on Thursday evening.
Pregnant woman also lost her unborn child, which CHP considered an additional death “due to rare circumstances,” Pepi said.
Authorities took eight people at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center for treatment, he said. Of the wounded six were teenagers and one received serious injuries.
Surveillance video of in crash shows Mercedes-Benz barrel down La Brea on top speed like dozens of cars cross the intersection on Sloson. Mercedes runs red light and crash into cars in intersection, then lights up and flies into light pole where it stops.
after the crash strip of fire lit on Earth.
The clouds of smoke were visible from afar.
Woman who not want be named said The Times Mercedes-Benz hit her car as she left a United Oil gas station.
“I was getting out. I had gas,” she said. “All of suddenly a Mercedes is driving me on … fire. I didn’t have time to think about it. it hit my car. I turned hit in bench on in side”.
crash caused she should be wary of a gasoline explosion, she told The Times.
Near the broken “Mercedes-Benz”. with broken hood crashed into the curb.
Investigators believe that driver of Mercedes-Benz was responsible for in crashPepi said.
cause of in crash was not immediately known, but a CHP spokesman said investigators determined the Mercedes was driving “at high speed.” rate of speedand ran red light while traveling south on La Brea.
driver was only identified as an adult female, Pepi said.
The woman was hospitalized, but she was conscious and spoke with CHP investigators on Thursday evening, he said, adding that he did not know degree of her injury.
Least six vehicles were involved in in crashthree of who were absorbed in flames, said Pepi. The rest received moderate damage.