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IN BRIEF Los Angeles County / INGLEWOOD

7 Injured When Motorist Hits Paramedic Vehicle

October 10, 2005|From Times Staff Writers

A man suspected of driving drunk compounded a previous traffic collision when he crashed into a paramedic rig Saturday night, injuring himself and six people, officials said.

Inglewood police officers and a Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic rig were investigating an earlier collision at the intersection of Hardy Street and Crenshaw Boulevard around 10:20 p.m., said Al Jackson, a supervisor with the county Fire Department.

Minutes later, a man driving south on Crenshaw with four children in the car hit the rig, which then hit a police car, knocking it into one of the cars involved in the original accident, said Inglewood Police Sgt. Brian Spencer.

A 1-year-old child in the driver's car was sent to UCLA-Harbor Medical Center, and the driver was sent to Gardena Memorial Medical Center, where he was being treated for a possible broken hip, Spencer said.

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