LAFD firefighters responded to the three-car accident in the 1970 block of Vanowen Street around 9 p.m.
Three people died on the spot, LAFD said. Six other patients suffered potentially serious injuries, but all were in stable condition. However, LAPD reported a total of seven injured.
LAFD said two men who died were both 30 years old, and the third man who died in the crash was 25 years old. Their names have not been released.
Surveillance videos of the house captured the crash. Footage shows a vehicle traveling at high speeds turning into oncoming lanes and hitting two cars.
LAPD’s Andrew Neiman told Eyewitness News that a dark-colored Ford Explorer was traveling east at Vanowen and its speed caused the driver to lose control when the car went through a pothole on Corbin Avenue.
“The speed limit is 35. So based on speed, the Explorer lost control, went into westbound lanes and collided with a Toyota Tacoma truck with four occupants,” Neiman said. “As a result, the Ford Explorer started to roll over. It then collided with another vehicle, an Audi.”
Three of the four people in the Ford Explorer were ejected and died. The fourth person, the only person wearing a seat belt, survived the crash with minor injuries, Neiman said.
The four occupants of the truck were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two others involved in the crash — a pregnant woman and her husband — were transported as a precaution, Neiman said.
Further details about the crash were not available.
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