6 people hurt when Fiat plows into crowd outside LA Auto Show

By Veronica Rocha

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Six people were hospitalized Monday afternoon when a Fiat plowed into a crowd outside the Los Angeles Auto Show in downtown Los Angeles.

A total of eight people were evaluated after the crash outside the Los Angeles Convention Center. Six people, including the driver, were taken to area hospitals.

The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

The victims, who are between 31 and 48 years old, were either standing on or near a sidewalk when they were hit by the Fiat, according to Brian Humphrey, spokesman for Los Angeles Fire Department.

The collision occurred on South Figueroa Street, where the auto show is underway.

Details about the crash were not immediately clear, but it appears the small red Fiat also collided with a flag pole outside the convention center.

The Fire Department tweeted a photograph of the wrecked car showing extensive damage to the hood, engine and windshield. The car was apparently participating in the show.

The photograph shows a decal on the driver’s side door that reads, “Drive today! At the auto show” on the driver’s side door.

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