Four-Car Crash In East Hollywood Kills Elderly Woman, Injures A Child
A 70-year-old woman was killed and a 7-year-old girl was injured in a four-car crash in East Hollywood on Saturday afternoon.
ABC-7 reports a black SUV hit a silver SUV as they were both stopped at a red light at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Edgemont Street around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. LAPD's Lt. Melody Hainline said the two cars were then "joined together" on impact, as they headed southbound on Edgemont before separating about 400 feet down the street.
According to KTLA, the black SUV then veered out of its lane and hit at least two parked vehicles before flipping over, killing the 70-year-old female driver.
One Instagram user captured the crash with a surveillance camera outside his house. Warning: it's very intense:
Detective Jose Deleon told ABC that they believe the driver was suffering a health crisis when the crash occurred. "The accelerator got stuck, and we believe the driver was suffering a heart attack or some other medical condition," he said. "The accelerator got pushed to the floor probably."
The 7-year-old girl, believed by authorities to be the granddaughter of the woman killed in the crash, was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. One other man was injured, but was not taken to a hospital.