- A tow truck driver crashed into two Toyota Prius cars, causing it to overturn and crash into multiple other cars
- Officials believe nearly 12 vehicles have been damaged in the accident
- The truck driver and one of the car drivers were taken to the hospital for their injuries
Shocking footage shows the moment a Los Angeles tow truck driver plowed into multiple vehicles and left another motorist with serious injuries.
The unidentified truck driver was traveling north on Griffith Avenue through the intersection of Washington Boulevard when it collided with a red Toyota Prius early this morning.
As soon as they crashed, a silver Prius collided with them. This caused the tow truck to overturn and crash into multiple parked cars on the side of the South LA road.
The massive vehicle then barreled down and landed on its side. It was left mangled in the street.
Officials believe that the crash caused damage to nearly 12 vehicles.
The truck driver and unidentified victim in silver Prius were immediately taken to the hospital for their injuries. Authorities have not released information about their condition.
A witness and resident in the area said the crash sounded like an explosion and was very scary.
‘I got out of my house because we thought the car was going to go like on fire and explode. It was just so scary,’ she said.
The tow truck driver was detained on suspicion of driving under the alcohol influence. The name of the suspect has not been released.
The Los Angeles Police Department has begun investigating the incident today morning and has not clarified why the crash happened.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.
Reports of the South LA crash come a few months after state troopers responded to the fiery chain-reaction crash on Interstate 10 in Chandler involving six cars.
Danny G. Tiner, 36, was driving a tractor-trailer and was using TikTok on his cellphone seconds before causing a Phoenix-area freeway collision that killed five people in January 2023.
He was arrested at his home on multiple charges related to the crash, including five counts of manslaughter.
An investigation determined Tiner was driving 68mph in a 55mph construction zone and actively using the social media app on his cell right before the deadly crash.
Tiner’s tractor-trailer crashed into a passenger car, pushing it into another semitrailer and two other cars.
Most of the victims were trapped inside burning vehicles as the resulting fire from the crash lasted about two hours.
Initially, Tiner told police he had received a message on an electronic work tablet and was acknowledging it.
He said that when he looked back up traffic was stopped and he could not halt his semi-trailer in time to avoid a collision.