A vehicle struck and injured four pedestrians prior to crashing close to a bank in a Los Alamitos accident earlier in the month. The accident occurred not long after 2 pm and authorities believe that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, a 37-year-old woman, was also injured.
In a news release from the police, the vehicle involved in the accident began to travel northbound in the southbound lanes of Bloomfield Street. After passing through an intersection going in the wrong direction, the vehicle struck the four pedestrians. All four pedestrians were struck while standing at the same corner. They all suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive.
The vehicle then crashed near a building but did not strike the building, according to police and witnesses. One witness who was sitting at the traffic light said that the four pedestrians had just finished crossing in a crosswalk when she heard the collision.
Police officers said that the four victims are three men and a woman. Two of the men are 18 and 19-years-old. They were walking with their male and female instructional aides from a Los Alamitos school. The four victims were headed to a local grocery store to donate recycled bottles.
All four pedestrians and the driver of the vehicle were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
If you've been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle in Los Angeles, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Source: KTLA, "Vehicle Hits and Seriously Injures 4 Pedestrians in Los Alamitos Before Crashing Near Bank," Oct. 11, 2017