Five people were hospitalized Monday after a suspected DUI driver crashed into multiple vehicles at two nearby scenes in Winnetka, authorities said.
The suspected DUI driver first collided with “several vehicles” at Hart Street and Oso Avenue, according to a police officer. The suspect drove from the scene and got into a second collision at Oso Avenue and Sherman Way.
The crashes were reported at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Hart Street and Oso Avenue and Oso Avenue and Sherman Way, according to Officer R. Carter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut two patients from a vehicle at the second crash, he said.
Three patients were transported by advanced life-support ambulances due to the violence of the crashes, Carter said. Another patient was reported to have serious injuries and one had minor injuries, according to firefighters.
Once examined at hospitals, all five patients were determined to have lacerations and complaints of pain, he said.
—City News Service
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