Passenger Left on Sidewalk After Limousine Crashes Into Exotic Car Shop - NBC Southern California

Passenger Left on Sidewalk After Limousine Crashes Into Exotic Car Shop

The driver fled after the crash at Specialty Car Craft on La Cienega Boulevard, leaving behind an injured passenger and a damaged TVR Tuscan S



    Exotic Car Shop Owner: We Have Some Explaining to Do

    Exotic car shop owner Steve Sajhdejian describes the damage done to a Ferrari and TVR Tuscan S after a limousine driver crashed into his business on La Cienega Boulevard. Raw video (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012)

    A passenger in a limousine was injured early Wednesday when the Lincoln Town Car in which she was riding crashed into a high-end car shop in the Mid-City area.

    The driver fled from the scene of the crash at Specialty Car Craft in the 1800 block of South La Cienega Boulevard, according to authorities. Paramedics transported a passenger to a hospital in critical condition.

    The car, which was traveling northbound on La Cienega Boulevard, appeared to be a taxi or part of a limousine service.

    "(The driver) pulled the passenger out and basically put her on the sidewalk and walked away," said Det. Jeffrey Fischer.

    The victim suffered jaw, pelvis and leg injuries, according to Fischer. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    "From what I hear, that's a livery service car," said shop owner Steve Sajhdejian. "Someone who hires a professional limousine company -- the driver should be alert at all times."

    At least three cars will require repairs, including a TVR Tuscan S -- a lightweight, powerful sports car made in small numbers. A large door fell on a 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider and the TVR.

    Limo Passenger Injured in Crash at Car Shop

    [LA] Police: Limousine Driver Left Injured Passenger After Crash at Exotic Car Shop
    A detective says the injured passenger was left on a sidewalk outside the car shop on La Cienega Boulevard. Annette Arreola reports.
    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012)

    "There's only one in the United States," said Sajhdejian. "We have some explaining to do to the customer tomorrow morning."

    About 50 cars -- Ferraris, Bentleys, at least one Lotus -- are located in the showroom area. The damaged cars were located near the front of the building.

    "I wanted a big storefront to show our display, but I never thought we'd have to deal with this kind of stuff," Sajhdejian said.

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