Driver hospitalized, 8 residents displaced after car barrels into Mid-Wilshire apartment building

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A driver was hospitalized and eight people were displaced from their homes after a car slammed into an apartment complex Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles, authorities said. (KABC)

A driver was hospitalized and eight people were displaced from their homes after a car slammed into an apartment complex early Sunday morning in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Ogden Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The motorist was transported to a hospital in unknown condition. No residents were injured.

According to witnesses, the driver appeared to be unconscious when the vehicle barreled through a wall, then regained consciousness before emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Witnesses also reported seeing two female passengers exiting the sedan and fleeing the location on foot.

The collision left two of the building's units heavily damaged - one on the first floor and another that is directly above it. It was unclear when the displaced residents of those apartments would be able to return home.

Possible citations or charges against the driver were not immediately announced.

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