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7 hurt when cars plunge from parking lot down hill in Hollywood

October 27, 2012 | 11:43 am

Seven people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when the limousine they were riding in inadvertently crashed into another vehicle in a parking structure in the Hollywood Hills, sending both vehicles down a 20-foot incline, police said Saturday.

The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at an apartment building parking lot in the 6500 block of Cerritos Place, Los Angeles police said.

"The [limousine] driver thought he had shifted into reverse when he was actually in drive," Sgt. O.C. Smith told City News Service. "When he hit the gas, he slammed his limo into a car, knocking that car out of the parking lot for that building and down a 20-foot hill" into an apartment building. The limousine followed behind.

The incident remains under investigation.

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