UPDATED 11:35 AM PT – Saturday, March 20, 2021
Multiple people are in critical condition following a car crash into a storefront in Southern California. On Friday, a driver in Hollywood was arrested on a suspected DUI after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road, crashing into a liquor store and striking five pedestrians.
Major traffic collision in the area of Hollywood & Highland. Preliminary reports of five pedestrians struck by a vehicle, with three of the victims listed in critical condition. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/VmBfIMkVSB
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 19, 2021
Officials said the victims were rushed to a local trauma center in serious to critical condition.
“It could have been any of us, I mean my gosh, I was just with him,” Hollywood ambassador Gregg Donovan said. “It’s just you never know here on Hollywood Blvd., I mean out of the blue just like that I couldn’t believe it, I was in shock.”
Officials said all the patients are now in stable condition. Meanwhile, an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.