Violent 2-Car Crash in Northridge Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A crash between a hot rod-style kit car and another car in Northridge on Saturday afternoon left two people dead and four others seriously hurt, officials said.

Two people died and four others were seriously hurt in a two-car crash in Northridge on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Two people died and four others were seriously hurt in a two-car crash in Northridge on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The crash took place about 2:10 p.m. in the 17500 block of Parthenia Street, near Encino Avenue, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

It involved the kit car and another car.

Paramedics pronounced a passenger inside the hot rod dead at the scene, Humphrey said. The driver was taken to a hospital in "grave" condition.

The driver was ultimately pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Detective Lisset Fuentes of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.

The driver and passenger of the hot rod were both men estimated to be in their 50s, officials said.

Two people died and four others were seriously hurt in a two-car crash in Northridge on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Two people died and four others were seriously hurt in a two-car crash in Northridge on Jan. 26, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Four people inside the other car involved in the crash were hurt, Humphrey said. Their ages and genders were not available.

The driver and front passenger were hospitalized in critical condition after being freed from the wreckage by firefighters, he said. Two rear passengers were taken to hospitals in "serious" condition.

Neighbor Thomas Barker told KTLA he was doing yard work when the hot rod sped by.

"Sixty-five, 70 mph. It was pretty fast. He was revving the engine," Barker said. "Then I heard the thump."

The circumstances and cause of the crash were being investigated by the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. Anyone with information can reach the office at 818-644-8000.

 

 

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