A suspected DUI driver was almost crushed to death after crashing into a tree which then toppled onto his car in Los Angeles late Monday.
A pedestrian was also struck after the driver lost control at Detroit and 8th streets at around 11 p.m, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.
The vehicle ended up on the sidewalk before it came to a shuddering halt after hitting the palm tree.
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Paremedics treated the pedestrian at the scene and he was released, as they had suffered minor injuries.
The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.