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2 women die, six others injured after being shocked in SUV crash

August 22, 2012 | 11:08 pm

Two died and six people were injured in a vehicle crash in Valley Village.
Two women died after being shocked and six other people were injured Wednesday night when an SUV smashed into a fire hydrant and light pole in Valley Village and sparked an electrical hazard, fire officials said.

The two who died were apparently shocked after water gushed from the hydrant around the downed power pole. One victim may have been the driver of the vehicle and the other a good Samaritan who tried to rescue the driver, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. 

"One of our obvious concerns was the electrical hazard," Scott told The Times.

 Scott said firefighters gave CPR as they tried to save the two women at scene at Magnolia Boulevard and Ben Avenue.

Of the other six victims, five had minor injuries from being shocked and were taken to hospitals. The other declined to be transported, the LAFD said.


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Map shows area where the crash was reported. Credit: Times Mapping L.A.