5 Hospitalized After Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Cars In Winnetka



Five people were hospitalized today after a suspected
DUI driver crashed into multiple vehicles at two nearby scenes in Winnetka,
authorities said.

The crashes were reported at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Hart Street and
Oso Avenue and Oso Avenue and Sherman Way, according to Officer R. Carter of
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.

The suspected DUI driver first collided with “several vehicles” at
Hart Street and Oso Avenue, Carter said. He fled the scene and got into a
second collision at Oso Avenue and Sherman Way.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut two patients from a vehicle at
the second crash, he said.

Three patients were transported by advanced life-support ambulances due
to the violence of the crashes, Carter said. Another patient was reported to
have serious injuries and one had minor injuries, according to firefighters.

Once examined at hospitals, all five patients were determined to have
lacerations and complaints of pain, he said.

City News Service

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