A woman was killed and six others were wounded when a truck driven by a man with a possible medical issue crashed onto a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
A woman was killed and six people were injured when a pickup truck ran onto a crowded sidewalk on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, a city firefighter said.
The woman who died was identified only as a 52-year-old woman.
Firefighters called for additional ambulances for injured people shortly after the crash, which was called in at 1:56 p.m. Sunday.
On the sidewalk near Fourth Street, they found the dead woman and a severely injured man, as well as two other people with lesser injuries.
The driver and two passengers in the pickup were also taken to a hospital for unspecified injuries.
The truck had come to rest partly inside an Indian food cafe, firefighters said.
"We were just lucky more people weren't injured," deputy fire chief Robert Franco told a KNX reporter.
"This is a very busy part of the city on a Sunday afternoon, and we're just lucky we didn't have more people that were hurt."
The crash scene was on a street with stretch of storefront businesses in the center of the city's historic core.
The vehicle had apparently gone out of control on Broadway near Third Street, and went down the sidewalk for some distance in a southerly direction.
It was not clear to dispatchers which side of the street was the crash scene.
The pickup came to rest partly, but not completely, inside a building, Scott said.
Reports from the scene indicated the building's structural strength was not compromised.
Los Angeles police were dispatched to begin the investigation, and Broadway was closed between Third and Fourth streets.