The driver of a motorhome that collided with multiple vehicles, including a school bus, in Studio City was in custody Thursday.
Police arrived in the 12200 block of Ventura Boulevard, near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to find a man lying in the street, claiming that someone had hijacked his motorhome, crashed into the cars and fled the scene, according to Officer Jeff Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Several people whose vehicles were hit said the man who had been lying in the street was the one behind the wheel when the collisions occurred, and officers determined that the motorhome had not been hijacked, Lee said.
“The sound of those collisions probably resulted in people thinking shots were being fired,” LAPD Sgt. David Delgado told reporters at the scene.
Authorities took the man into custody and were investigating if he was under the influence while driving, according to Lee.
“There is a possibility that he’s either suffering from a mental illness or he’s under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Delgado said.
No injuries were reported, Lee said.
“For someone to be driving through like that, probably not in control of the vehicle, we’re fortunate that someone did not get hurt,” Delgado said.
It was unclear if any children were on the bus that was hit.
The RV belongs to a relative of the suspect, NBC4 reported.
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