VENICE (CBS) — A woman was rescued after smashing her pickup truck into a three-story apartment house in Venice Saturday, triggering a fire.
The truck apparently spun out in the landmark Venice traffic circle and was destroyed as it hit the building at 1720 Pacific Ave. at about 5:20 a.m., according to a witness.READ MORE: Simone Biles Wins Bronze In Balance Beam After Withdrawing From Other Tokyo Olympics Events
Firefighters had the blaze out within 15 minutes, according to police and firefighters.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
A photojournalist at the scene said the woman crashed her truck through parked cars, a tree and then deep into a first-floor bedroom. The woman called out for help as the vehicle caught fire and began burning inside the building, he said.
Erik Scott of the Los Angeles City Fire Department said the woman who had been driving was hospitalized with critical injuries. Scott said there were initial reports of two injured people, but only one was found.MORE NEWS: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
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