Five people were killed, including a baby and pregnant woman after a car collided with other vehicles in a fiery explosion caught on video at a Los Angeles intersection.
The crash occurred at around 1:40 p.m on Thursday, August 5, in View Park-Windsor Hills, an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, the L.A. County Fire Department said in a tweet.
The department also said it has assessed and transported 14 people, five of whom were dead on arrival and eight injured and taken to area hospitals.
The footage shows a black car speeding into a busy intersection and crashing into other vehicles, igniting into a fireball. After the crash settles, the video shows heavy black smoke billowing through the intersection and cars off to the side.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) told ABC affiliate KABC-TV that they suspect the crash was caused by the driver of a Mercedes-Benz speeding south of La Brea Avenue and running a red light. At least six vehicles were involved in the crash and three of them caught fire, the station reports.
Crash victim Debra Jackson described her experience to KCAL: “All of a sudden, I heard a big explosion, but as I was trying to turn around, the flames just went over everybody,” Jackson said.
“The flames went over my whole car and they told me to jump out of my car … because I was trying to get out of my car, to go to the gas pump. And I jumped out of my car and just left my car sitting right there.” She added
Watch video from the crash below.