Man allegedly under influence of nitrous oxide in car crash
The man was speeding near Atlantic Avenue and Imperial Highway on Monday when he smashed his car into the rear end of a vehicle, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The impact knocked both vehicles into the intersection, where they hit a third vehicle. The suspect fled but was taken into custody on a nearby street, according to the department.
"It is alleged that the suspect was under the influence on nitrous oxide at the time of the collision," department officials said in a statement. They said a cylinder possibly containing the gas was found in the man's vehicle.
The man's name was not released. The victims sustained injuries described by authorities as moderate to serious.
— Robert J. Lopez