By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two men were injured Tuesday after being struck by an SUV in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles before the vehicle smashed into a retaining wall.

The accident was reported at about 2 p.m. in the 6000 block of West Cadillac Avenue, near Ballona Creek, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Fire officials said one of the men suffered “severe lower body trauma” and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other man suffered only minor injures and was evaluated at the scene.

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The woman driving the SUV was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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