5 Injured When Driver Loses Control While Pulling Out of Monrovia Car Wash
A sedan pulled out of a Monrovia car wash and apparently lost control Friday, crashing and leaving five people hurt, including the vehicle’s driver.
The collision occurred at 935 E. Huntington Drive (map) around 4 p.m.
The driver of a Toyota Camry was exiting the car wash when he lost control and collided with another vehicle that was being vacuumed, Monrovia Police Department Lt. Nick Manfredi said.
The second vehicle collided with a 10-year-old boy, and the Camry continued, crashing into another car that was being dried by its owner.
The 10-year-old boy was hospitalized with head trauma, Manfredi said.
An 8-year-old girl who was inside the second car was also hospitalized but seemed uninjured, the lieutenant said.
The owner of the third car suffered an arm injury and was also hospitalized.
The Camry driver hurt his nose, and his 8-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries, Manfredi said.
The driver claimed his brakes did not work, but police tried them out at the scene and they worked for officers.
Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, Manfredi said.
KTLA’s Scott Williams contributed to this article.