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Horrifying moment drunk tow truck driver crashes into car, injuring driver, and then careening into parked vehicles in downtown Los Angeles

  • A tow truck driver crashed into two Toyota Prius cars, causing them to overturn and crash into several other cars
  • Officials estimate that nearly a dozen vehicles were damaged in the accident
  • The truck driver and one of the motorists were taken to hospital with their injuries

Shocking footage shows the moment a Los Angeles tow truck driver crashed into multiple vehicles and left another motorist seriously injured.

The unidentified truck driver was traveling north on Griffith Avenue through the intersection of Washington Boulevard when he collided with a red Toyota Prius early this morning.

As soon as they crashed, a silver Prius collided with them. This caused the tow truck to overturn and crash into several parked cars on the side of South LA Road.

The huge vehicle then shot down and landed on its side. It was left mutilated on the street.

Officials believe the crash caused damage to nearly 12 vehicles.

The unidentified truck driver was traveling north on Griffith Avenue through the intersection of Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles when the crash occurredThe unidentified truck driver was traveling north on Griffith Avenue through the intersection of Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles when the crash occurred

The unidentified truck driver was traveling north on Griffith Avenue through the intersection of Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles when the crash occurred

The truck driver and the unidentified victim in the silver Prius were immediately taken to hospital for their injuries. Authorities have not released any information about their condition.

A witness and area resident said the crash sounded like an explosion and was very scary.

‘I left my house because we thought the car was going to catch fire and explode. It was just so scary,” she said.

The driver of the tow truck was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect’s name has not been released.

Los Angeles police began investigating the incident this morning and have not yet clarified why the crash occurred.

DailyMail.com has contacted the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.

As soon as they crashed, a silver Prius collided with them.  This caused the tow truck to overturn and crash into several parked cars on the side of South LA RoadAs soon as they crashed, a silver Prius collided with them.  This caused the tow truck to overturn and crash into several parked cars on the side of South LA Road

As soon as they crashed, a silver Prius collided with them. This caused the tow truck to overturn and crash into several parked cars on the side of South LA Road

The huge vehicle then shot down and landed on its side.  It was left mutilated on the streetThe huge vehicle then shot down and landed on its side.  It was left mutilated on the street

The huge vehicle then shot down and landed on its side. It was left mutilated on the street

Reports of the crash in South LA come a few months after state troopers responded to the fiery chain reaction crash on Interstate 10 in Chandler that involved six cars.

Danny G. Tiner, 36, was driving a tractor-trailer and using TikTok on his cell phone seconds before causing a crash on the Phoenix-area freeway that killed five people in January 2023.

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He was arrested at his home on multiple charges related to the crash, including five counts of manslaughter.

An investigation revealed that Tiner was driving 68 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour construction zone and was actively using the social media app on his cell phone shortly before the fatal crash.

Five people died in the fiery horror crash after two semi-trucks and two other vehicles collided on Interstate 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, in JanuaryFive people died in the fiery horror crash after two semi-trucks and two other vehicles collided on Interstate 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, in January

Five people died in the fiery horror crash after two semi-trucks and two other vehicles collided on Interstate 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, in January

Footage from traffic cameras in the area showed a fiery scene with a semi-truck and several passenger cars destroyedFootage from traffic cameras in the area showed a fiery scene with a semi-truck and several passenger cars destroyed

Footage from traffic cameras in the area showed a fiery scene with a semi-truck and several passenger cars destroyed

An aerial view of the scene showed a semi-truck engulfed in flames, with the charred remains of vehicles the only remainsAn aerial view of the scene showed a semi-truck engulfed in flames, with the charred remains of vehicles the only remains

An aerial view of the scene showed a semi-truck engulfed in flames, with the charred remains of vehicles the only remains

Tiner’s tractor-trailer struck a passenger car, pushing it into another semi-trailer and two other cars.

Most victims were trapped in burning vehicles as the resulting fire from the crash lasted about two hours.

Initially, Tiner told police he had received a message on an electronic work tablet and he acknowledged it.

He said when he looked back, traffic was stopped and he was unable to stop his semi-trailer in time to avoid a collision.

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