SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Two women are in critical condition Wednesday after being pulled out of a car that had taken out power poles and a fire hydrant in Sylmar.
Firefighters were called out to Bleeker Street and San Fernando Road at about 1:30 a.m. and found a gold sedan that had slammed into a fire hydrant, shearing it and sending water shooting up into power lines and creating a possible electrical hazard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The victims, 18 and 20 years old, were extricated from the sedan and taken to a trauma center in critical condition. The older woman was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.
There were reports of at least two male victims, but no one else has been found.
LADWP crews were called out to turn off the hydrant and remove the electrical threat, authorities said. Approximately 30 LADWP customers were without power as a result.
The sedan was reported to have been speeding when it crashed.