LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Five people were hospitalized Friday after an SUV crashed into a market in the heart of Hollywood.
The crash happened just before 4 p.m. at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. near Highland, according to SKY2’s Desmond Shaw.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
A total of five patients were transported to a local hospital, at least four of whom were in serious to critical condition, according to fire officials.
One patient declined to be transported.
Two FOX 11 crew members, reporter Hal Eisner and photographer Joab Perez, were among those injured in the crash, according to reporters.
They were covering the reopening of the El Capitan Theater when the crash happened.
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Hollywood ambassador Gregg Donovan, who happened to be in the area, described what he saw as an “explosion.”
“I saw just an explosion… All of a sudden it was a big SUV and then glass was coming down and people were scared and then I noticed it was Hal on the ground,” Donovan said.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Boy Wounded After Gunfire Erupts At Sun Valley Apartment Complex; Female Suspect Sought
Drivers were urged to avoid the area near Hollywood and Highland.