A man was fatally injured today, and three children and five adults were injured in a two-vehicle collision in North Hills involving a motorist who was allegedly leaving the scene of another collision.
More than 60 firefighters responded to the second crash, which was
reported around 11:40 a.m. on Haskell Avenue at Parthenia Street, said Erik
Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Multiple passengers were ejected, and one vehicle rolled over, Scott said.
Nine people, included the man who later died, were taken to hospitals,
according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Helicopters were deployed to transport the three children, whose ages
were not disclosed, to pediatric trauma centers, Scott said.
According to LAPD Sgt. Kurt Smith, a witness saw a hit-and-run crash on
Sepulveda Boulevard and while following the SUV that left the scene, heading
west on Parthenia Street, he saw it hit a minivan that was northbound on
The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team was called to the hospital to help the
family deal with the trauma, Scott said.
The team consists of volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at
the request of the police and fire departments, giving support and referrals
for additional aid, police said. It was formed in 1998 when Richard Riordan was
Both crashes were under investigation, and the fate of the hit-and-run
suspect was not immediately clear.