Los Angeles police said Monday that two sisters would be charged with assault after one of them rammed her SUV into the rear of the Newton Community Police Station on South Central Avenue, seriously injuring a 4-year-old girl.

A Ford Explorer careened into the station about 1:15 Sunday afternoon. The 49-year-old driver and the 33-year-old passenger, both from North Hollywood, were injured. Both remained hospitalized Monday; their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The girl, the daughter of the passenger, was not wearing a seat belt and was pinned against the windshield in the crash. Officers tore through the wreckage to free her. The girl, who was taken off life support and breathing on her own Monday, was in critical but stable condition at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.


The women’s names were not released because they were still in the hospital and had not been formally charged. Upon their release, they are to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment, said Capt. Mark Olvera.

-- Scott Gold