LOS ANGELES (AP) — An SUV fleeing from a previous crash ran a red light and collided with a minivan that had three adults and four children inside, killing one of the adults and sending all the rest to hospitals, authorities said.
Eight people in all, including a man and woman from the SUV, were injured in the crash in the North Hills section of Los Angeles, police and fire officials said. The conditions of the injured were not released.
The Toyota Sienna minivan landed upside-down and badly crushed with multiple people ejected. The four children were three siblings and a family friend whose ages range from 4 to 12.
Helicopters flew some of the children to hospitals, and ground ambulances took the other patients to emergency rooms.
The man who was killed was declared dead at a hospital, police said.
The Fire Department said just after the crash that as many as eight people may have been critically injured, but hours later there was no further information on their status.
The Toyota 4Runner SUV was speeding away from the scene of a previous accident when the collision occurred about 11:40 a.m., police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.
Details on the previous crash were not immediately available. Police have not announced any arrests from either crash.
Earlier Sunday, in an unrelated crash that was only about a mile away, two Los Angeles police officers and another man were injured when their vehicles collided. All three were expected to survive.
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