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Camry Crashes at Monrovia Car Wash, Injuring Five



    Car Wash Crash Injures Five People

    A man lost control coming out of a car was and crashed into other vehicles, injuring three children, himself and another motorist. (Published Friday, Feb. 13, 2015)

    Five people, including a 10-year-old boy, were injured  Friday when a driver lost control of his Toyota Camry as he exited a Monrovia self-serve car wash and struck two parked vehicles.

    It happened about 3:40 p.m. in the 900 block of East Huntington Drive,  said Monrovia police Lt. Nick Manfredi.

    The Camry initially struck a vehicle that was parked and being vacuumed, pushing it into a 10-year-old boy who was standing on the opposite side, Manfredi said. The child fell to the ground, striking his head, and was taken  to a hospital for treatment, he said.

    A girl around 6 years old was inside the vehicle that was rammed and was  taken to a hospital for observation, although she had no visible injuries,  according to Manfredi.

    The Camry accelerated after the first crash and struck another parked  vehicle that was being dried by its owner, who suffered an arm injury and was also taken to a hospital, Manfredi said.

    The Camry's driver appeared to have a nose injury and an 8-year-old girl  who was a passenger in the back seat of the Toyota complained of pain in one  of her arms, but neither the child nor the driver had to be taken to a  hospital, Manfredi said.

    The crash was under investigation, but there was no indication alcohol  or drugs were a factor, he said.