Main Street Elementary Car Crash: 9 Badly Injured As Car Jumps Curb Near School In LA
Authorities say nine people have been injured, six of them seriously, after a car jumped a curb and plowed into a group of parents and children outside a California elementary school.
The crash — which occurred outside Main Street Elementary in South Los Angeles — happened at 2:50 pm, shortly after school had let out for the day and students were waiting to be picked up by their parents, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Los Angeles fire Capt. Jaime Moore said that some of the victims, which included one adult and eight children, were trapped under the vehicle’s body before witnesses helped pull them out.
All nine victims were being cared for at a local hospital at the time of this writing.
While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, police have identified the driver of the powder blue Cadillac as 100-year-old Preston Carter.
Investigators are interviewing him and say he is being cooperative. It is unclear if Mr. Carter was among the injured or if he is under arrest, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Fox News reports that after the crash, helicopter footage from NBC4 showed a young child in a pink T-shirt being loaded into an ambulance and a Hello Kitty backpack lying in the street nearby.
The footage also showed Preston Carter’s powder blue Cadillac on a sidewalk and a black car on the street nearby, both draped in police tape.