SUV crashes into home; driver tries to flee on skateboard
The driver smashed the SUV into the small Craftsman-style home in the 4500 block of Wesley Avenue in Vermont Square at 7:43 a.m.
When police arrived, they found the vehicle wedged tightly between a telephone pole and the house.
Television news footage showed a flattened black metal fence on either side of the car.
It was not immediately clear what caused the accident.
“It was a hit and run,” said Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh. “He trashed his car and attempted to run away.”
Officers blocked off a small perimeter around the scene and took the man into custody without incident.
One person, possibly a pedestrian, was taken to the hospital with injuries, Borihanh said.
-- Howard Blume
Image: Map shows location of where a driver smashed an SUV into a home in Vermont Square. Source: Google Maps