A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after police said he hit several vehicles, including an ambulance, ran a red light and crashed through a wall in Covina on Friday, Aug. 4.
The man’s 6-year-old daughter, and a woman from one of the cars that was struck, were injured and hospitalized, according to Sgt. Derek Gonzales. There were other people injured but did not end up in a hospital, he said. The suspect wasn’t hurt.
The crashes happened around 11:30 a.m.
A Nissan Armada, driven by the suspect, struck a vehicle at Wingate Street and Grand Avenue, a second car at Banna Avenue and Cypress Street and a third vehicle at Cypress Street and Dodsworth Avenue, Gonzales said.
The suspect also went through a red light at Grand Avenue and Cypress Street and hit at least two more cars, the sergeant said.
He then struck an empty, parked ambulance and crashed through a cinder block wall separating a business park and an alley, Gonzales said, adding the SUV ended up next to a home on Cypress Street.