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Seven people were hurt, including two children, in a five-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles apparently triggered by one vehicle whose driver ran a red light, authorities said Monday.

The crash took place about 6:15 p.m. Sunday outside 7111 Main St., said Sgt. Kris Werner of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.

A vehicle northbound on Main Street approaching Florence Avenue apparently ran a red light, striking a vehicle that was eastbound on Florence Avenue, Werner said. The eastbound vehicle spun out and collided with three more vehicles.

The 43-year-old man in the first vehicle was unconscious at the scene, the sergeant said. A 45-year-old woman who was a passenger in the eastbound vehicle suffered a broken arm.

The other injured, including a 2-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy and three adults, were taken to hospitals with “other visible injuries or complaint of pain,” Werner said. The children were riding in child safety seats.

It did not appear alcohol was involved in the collision, he said.

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