5 injured in violent two-car crash in Koreatown

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Several people were injured, including two critically, in a crash that left one vehicle wrapped around a traffic pole at an intersection in Koreatown.

Firefighters and police responded to the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and N. Western Avenue around 5:07 a.m. Friday.

Officials said two people were in critical condition, two were seriously injured and one was in fair condition. First responders worked to extricate an occupant who was trapped inside a vehicle.

Both cars involved sustained significant damage, including one in which the hood appeared to be completely smashed in.

Officials said drivers can expect additional congestion in the area as crews worked to clear the scene.

Details of what led up to the accident or whether alcohol, drugs or speed were factors were not immediately available.
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