By Melissa MacBride
Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:42PM
SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Eight people were injured Sunday night after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool in San Pedro.
The crash was reported about 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Gaffey Street, according to preliminary information from Los Angeles police.
The driver was traveling westbound on 1st Street turning left on Gaffey when he lost control of his SUV. The Toyota busted through a brick wall and landed in the swimming pool at the Vagabond Inn.
A total of eight patients were injured in the wreck, including one vehicle occupant who was transported to a nearby hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition.
Officials said children between the ages of six and 10 were in the pool when the SUV crashed down into the swimming pool. They were not seriously hurt and transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Johnathan Zayas was working at a gas station across the street when he heard screeching tires, and ran to help.
"I ran over there and people were trying to lift the car...I took this guy out of the car, you know, try to unbuckle him...he was choking...and someone did CPR," he said.
Police said they were investigating whether the driver, a man in his 20s, was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
SAN PEDRO — One person was critically injured Sunday and seven others were evaluated for minor injuries after a vehicle crashed into a motel swimming pool in San Pedro, authorities said.
It happened at 7:24 p.m. at 215 S. Gaffey St., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The driver was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Humphrey said. “All others were in the pool area and are now being evaluated at the scene for apparent minor injury.”
The motel is the Vagabond Inn, according to an internet search.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people were injured Sunday night after an SUV crashed into a motel swimming pool, Los Angeles police said.
The driver lost control of his vehicle about 7:30 p.m. in front of the Vagabond Inn in the San Pedro neighborhood, crashed through a brick wall and landed in the swimming pool, police told KABC TV.
The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said.
Children between the ages of six and 10 were in the pool when the SUV entered the swimming pool, officials told KABC. The children weren’t seriously hurt and were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, officials said.
The driver appeared to be in his 20s, police said. They are investigating whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Johnathan Zayas told KABC he was working at a gas station across the street when he heard the crash and ran to help.
“I ran over there and people were trying to lift the car…I took this guy out of the car, you know, try to unbuckle him…he was choking…and someone did CPR,” Zayas said.