A two-vehicle crash in North Hollywood caused by a driver who ran a red light Sunday evening claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman and sent three other people to hospitals, including her 10-month-old infant.
A dispatcher at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center told City News Service the 35-year-old woman injured in the crash died at a hospital.
The crash happened at 7:04 p.m. at the Magnolia Boulevard off-ramp from the northbound Hollywood (170) Freeway in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
A 40-year-old man and the 35-year-old woman were trapped in the wreckage, Humphrey said. They were transported to a trauma center in critical condition but the woman died. The 10-month old infant was taken to Children’s Hospital in unknown condition. A woman in the other vehicle was transported to a hospital in fair condition.
One vehicle ran a red light while exiting the Hollywood Freeway and crashed into a vehicle that was eastbound on Magnolia, according to the dispatcher. The deceased woman was the front seat passenger of the vehicle that was struck, she said.
The driver of the vehicle that ran the red light remained at the scene and was issued a citation. That motorist’s identity was not disclosed.
Anyone with information on the crash was asked to call LAPD’s Traffic Division at 818-644-8000. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477.