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Five people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured Friday when a driver lost control of his Toyota Camry as he exited a Monrovia self-serve car wash and struck two parked vehicles.

It happened about 3:40 p.m. in the 900 block of East Huntington Drive, said Monrovia police Lt. Nick Manfredi.

The Camry initially struck a vehicle that was parked and being vacuumed, pushing it into a 10-year-old boy who was standing on the opposite side, Manfredi said. The child fell to the ground, striking his head, and was taken to a hospital for treatment, he said.

A girl around 6 years old was inside the vehicle that was rammed and was taken to a hospital for observation, although she had no visible injuries, according to Manfredi.

The Camry accelerated after the first crash and struck another parked vehicle that was being dried by its owner, who sustained an arm injury and was also taken to a hospital, Manfredi said.

The Camry’s driver appeared to have a nose injury and an 8-year-old girl who was a passenger in the back seat of the Toyota complained of pain in one of her arms, but neither the child nor the driver had to be taken to a hospital, Manfredi said.

The crash was under investigation, but there was no indication alcohol or drugs were a factor, he said.

“This is just being treated as a traffic collision investigation,” Manfredi said. “It’s an accident.”

City News Service

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