Two people were injured early Tuesday when their car struck three light poles in Chinatown causing a temporary blackout in the area, authorities said.
Neither of the injured admitted to driving the car. And officials had no immediate word of how the vehicle struck the three light poles before coming to a stop.
There was no indication from authorities about possible alcohol or drug use.
The crash was reported at 12:14 a.m. at 1190 N. Alameda St., said Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The occupants of the car were treated at the scene for their injuries, added Sgt. S. Bailey of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Bureau.
Both occupants denied driving the car and neither was taken into custody but the crash remained under investigation, Bailey said, as there were no witnesses to put one of them behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
Wires were down in the area and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was in the process of making repairs, he added.
The intersection was closed for the repairs.
—City News Service
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