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Resident Seriously Injured After Dump Truck Crashes Into Pacoima Apartment Building

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Several people were displaced and three people were hurt when a dump truck crashed into a building in Pacoima Tuesday, authorities said.

The collision was reported just after 4 p.m. at 12850 West Branford St., a two-story residential building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash resulted in two women being hospitalized, one who was in a silver sedan that collided with the dump truck and another who was in a first-floor apartment when the truck hit, officials said.

The apartment dweller was later listed in serious condition, while the female driver was in fair condition, LAFD said.

Surveillance video obtained by KTLA shows the dump truck plowed through the intersection at Laurel Canyon Boulevard, slamming into the side of the woman's sedan before it came to rest with its cab inside the building.

The male truck driver declined medical care, although authorities had described him as suffering minor injury.

Three of the apartments in the 28-unit building were deemed unlivable and red-tagged by city building officials, firefighters said.

However, the occupants of all 28 units were displaced while authorities worked to secure utilities at the building and conduct further evaluation of its stability.

LAFD said it was shuttling residents to a temporary shelter in Arleta at Montague Charter Academy, 13000 Montague St.

The building's integrity would be evaluated further once crews could fully extract the truck, which LAFD estimated would be around 8 p.m.

Sky5 was over the scene at 4:40 p.m. as first responders huddled around an area where the truck had smashed into the building, with only its lower half sticking out.

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