Driver loses control of pickup truck, hits 30 vehicles parked on street in South LA

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
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A driver lost control of a pickup truck and hit about 30 parked vehicles in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, authorities said.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES -- A driver lost control of a pickup truck after suffering a "medical issue" and hit about 30 parked vehicles late Monday night in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Vernon and Vermont avenues, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver was identified only as a man.

Investigators said speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. An LAPD spokesperson did not disclose the man's age or what type of medical issued he experienced.

The driver was hospitalized with minor injuries after the collision, police said. No other injuries were reported.

News video from the scene showed a white four-door pickup truck whose front end was mangled on the passenger's side, which had lost a wheel. Several of the parked vehicles had significant damage on their driver's side after being sideswiped.

No citations were announced.