Wreckage in North Hills crash
The wreckage after the head-on crash in North Hills. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Five people, including three young children, are hospitalized Tuesday with injuries suffered in a crash in North Hills caused by a suspected drunk driver.

The crash was reported in the 15200 block of Nordhoff Street, east of Sepulveda Boulevard, at 11:55 p.m. Monday, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A preliminary investigation determined a Toyota SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Nordhoff when it veered into opposite lanes and crashed head-on into another SUV, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Twins about 4 months old and a 2-year-old child were in the Toyota and taken to a hospital with moderate to serious injuries. The driver of the SUV that was hit was also taken to a hospital in serious condition. ABC7 reported one of the twins was airlifted to a hospital.

The driver of the Toyota, described only as a 23-year-old woman, was suspected of DUI and taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

Police said they did not believe rain was a factor in the crash.

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