2 killed, 6 hurt as LA crash mixes water, power
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say two women were electrocuted and six people injured when an SUV knocked over a fire hydrant and power pole in Los Angeles and live wires hit water.
Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said all the victims except the driver were shocked as they tried to help other victims after the Wednesday night crash in the San Fernando Valley.
The driver of the SUV was attempting to round a corner as he drove on Magnolia Boulevard, lost control, and hit the hydrant and pole before coming to rest on the front lawn of a home, where several people rushed to help.
The six survivors had minor injuries. Five were hospitalized.
Firefighters worked to treat the injured and shut down the water and power with help from city workers.