Police said the driver of a red convertible got into an accident on another portion of Ventura Boulevard. He then took off and continued eastbound, colliding with two other cars that were stopped at a light at Desoto Avenue at around 11:30 a.m.
Five people were injured, three of them critically.
The driver of the car involved in the original hit-and-run accident said the red convertible rear-ended him. He and his daughter were not injured.