Man Allegedly High on Nitrous Oxide Involved in Crash

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nitros-oxide-crashLYNWOOD — A man was allegedly driving under the influence of nitrous oxide when he injured four others and himself in a hit-and-run crash in Lynwood, authorities said Wednesday.

The man was speeding near Atlantic Avenue and Imperial Highway on Monday when he smashed his car into the rear end of a vehicle, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The impact knocked both vehicles into the intersection, where they hit a third vehicle.

The suspect fled but was taken into custody on a nearby street, according to the department.

“It is alleged that the suspect was under the influence on nitrous oxide at the time of the collision,” department officials said in a statement.

They said a cylinder possibly containing the gas was found in the man’s vehicle.

The man’s name was not released.

The victims sustained injuries described by authorities as moderate to serious.

-Los Angeles Times

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