Tow truck driver crashes, hits at least 8 vehicles parked on street near downtown Los Angeles, police say

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Friday, November 17, 2023 2:10PM

Tow truck driver crashes in LA, hits at least 8 parked vehicles: LAPD

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A tow truck driver crashed into multiple vehicles parked on a street near downtown Los Angeles Friday, sending two people to the hospital, police say.

It happened around 2:40 a.m. near Washington Boulevard and Griffith Avenue, just south of the 10 Freeway.

Police say a tow truck and two other vehicles – a red Prius and a silver Prius – collided, causing the tow truck to hit eight parked cars.

“As far as our investigation shows right now, the tow truck was going northbound on Griffith through the intersection [of] Washington and collided with a red Prius … we believe that caused them to overturn,” said an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department’s traffic division who spoke with reporters on the scene. “The silver car, we aren’t sure what direction it was going but believe they were going east or westbound on Washington.”

That’s when the tow truck crashed into multiple parked vehicles, he said. Two people – the driver of the tow truck and the driver of the silver Prius – were rushed to the hospital in an unknown condition.

It’s unclear if speed or alcohol played a role in the crash.

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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