WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Wednesday, August 12, a vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant, causing both sides of Sunset Boulevard to be shut down.
After 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle transporting five people was reported by a witness to be speeding down Sunset Boulevard, which resulted in the vehicle overturning and crashing into a fire hydrant. Witnesses said that the vehicle was going at least 70 mph.
When firefighters arrived, three of the five passengers were outside the vehicle. The remaining two passengers were trapped inside and required assistance exiting the vehicle. Two victims reportedly sustained injuries and were transported to Cedars Sinai Hospital. Their condition has been reported as being non-life threatening. The identities of those two victims in the crash has not been released.
Sunset Boulevard was closed for several hours in both directions and did not re-open until around 5:00 a.m.
It was later discovered that another vehicle was involved in the crash, but details about that vehicle and its connection to the incident has not yet been released to the public. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the authorities. They have not ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in the collision.