PARAMOUNT (CBSLA) — Two people were in the hospital Tuesday night after a head-on collision on a street in Paramount.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Texaco Avenue and Somerset Boulevard when witnesses say the driver of a black Acura jumped a curb while speeding down the latter.

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The Acura reportedly slammed into a white Toyota Camry carrying a father and daughter.

Nearby residents told CBS2 News cars traveling at high speeds and street racing are always issues in the area.

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“It’s too dangerous,” said neighbor Manuel Orozco. “I mean, you think about it, you’ve got families and everything here. That could happen to us, too, so, I mean, I hope they do something about this because we never see any police officers around this block at all. And this thing is every day, every day — racing every day.”

The driver of the Acura was placed in a sheriff’s patrol vehicle and taken into custody.

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The condition of the victims was unknown Tuesday evening.