Hollywood (KUSI) -Friday afternoon, a suspected drunk driving SUV crashed into a storefront on Hollywood Boulevard, injuring five people, including Fox11 reporter and photographer.
The vehicle collided with a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk when it collided in front of the Highland Market at 6818 Hollywood Blvd. Around 3:05 pm, near the El Capitan Theater, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said a driver who was not immediately identified was driving in the wrong direction when turning the road at a tourist destination on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
The LAFD reported that four patients were transferred from severe to severe to the trauma center and a fifth refused to be transferred to the hospital.
According to Fox11, reporter Hal Eisner and photographer Joab Perez were among the injured. They were 6838 Hollywood Blvd, which had been closed for almost a year due to a coronavirus pandemic. I was in this area to cover the reopening of El Capitan in.
ABC7 reported from the field that all inpatients are expected to survive. Channel 7 also reported that the driver was clearly unharmed and fell asleep at the driver, but then told authorities that the field drinking test had failed. He was taken to the hospital, checked out, and tested for drunk driving.
Hollywood Boulevard was closed on Highland Avenue to investigate and clean up the crash.
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