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Limo Crashes Down Hill, Injuring 7

The accident at 6520 W. Cerritos Place is reported at 7:53 a.m., according to the LAFD.

Seven people were injured when a limo driver, who made a shifting mistake, crashed his vehicle into a parked car, causing both vehicles to roll down an embankment in the Hollywood Hills, a police sergeant said.

The accident at 6520 W. Cerritos Place was reported at 7:53 a.m. on Saturday, said fire department spokesman Erik Scott.

Seven people were treated at the scene by paramedics, and five were then transported to hospitals for further treatment of their injuries, Scott said. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

"The limo driver had either just picked up these seven people or was dropping them off when the accident occurred," said Los Angeles police Sgt. O.C. Smith, watch commander at West Traffic Division.

"The driver thought he had shifted into reverse when he was actually in drive," Smith said. "When he hit the gas he slammed his limo into a parked car knocking that car out of the parking lot for that apartment building and down a 20 foot hill into an apartment building at 1971 N. Wilcox Ave.

"The limo also followed the other car down the hill and came to rest behind that same apartment building, Smith said.

The accident remains under investigation, Smith said. And as of 8:45 a.m., the limo driver had not been cited for the accident, he said.

george November 01, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Saturday?? Why am I getting this pop up on the following Thursday, again, it's very dated and kind of bizarre. Pop ups are meant to alert people to breaking stories. Sheesh
Lindsey Baguio (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 04:28 PM
@george: The boxes at the bottom of our stories are not alerts. It's a tool that aims to guide readers to the last story reported within that particular news category. This applies to stories filed under Police & Fire, Arts, Business, etc. At this point there isn't an option to opt out of the boxes. I've noticed you have pointed this out a few times on other stories. I will share your notes with our product team. Thanks for reading.

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