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Car Crashes into Bank at 7th and Figueroa

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 03:48PM
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A station wagon crashed into the Bank of America at 7th and Figueroa this afternoon.

A station wagon crashed into the Bank of America at 7th and Figueroa just after 3pm on Thursday, leaving the elderly male driver and two pedestrians injured.

According to LAPD Captain Blake Chow, the driver lost control of his vehicle due to a medical condition. A witness across the street at the First Republic Bank said there were no sounds of brakes. "It didn't look like he was trying to stop, but he was trying to get to the curb, and almost cut in front of a bus," she said.

UPDATE (9/18/2009): Looking for this morning's accident? Here's our story on the crash at 7th and Flower.

The condition of the three individuals is unknown at this time. All were transported to local hospitals.

Inside the Bank of America, one teller recalls that she was asking for the next customer when she saw a lamppost enter a side window. "The crash was loud, then I saw the car enter the other window."

As of a few moments ago, eastbound 7th street traffic was being diverted up to Wilshire via Francisco street.

In the minutes after the crash, uploaded cell phone photos offered a view form the north (via @5thandspring) and one from the south (via @richlca).

ADD: Traffic detours discontinued.


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