Six injured after car drives through carnival in South L.A., officials say


Six people were injured Saturday night after a white Porsche drove through a busy street carnival in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. on Trinity Street just north of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Historic South Central, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange.

At the time, the street was filled with hundreds of attendees at the street carnival, and the crash of the Porsche into a barricade prompted scores to flee. The six people who suffered injuries, all between the ages of 30 and 50, were taken to the hospital. None had life-threatening wounds, Prange said.

“It is a blessing that no one got severely injured,” Sgt. Robert Leary told reporters at the scene.

LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli said the driver of a white Porsche Cayenne fled the scene westbound on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard before turning southbound on Wall Street.


Police have not arrested the Porsche’s driver, and no description of the motorist was available. But officers located the Porsche, Lomeli said, and aerial images from Fox 11 L.A. showed officers scrutinizing the vehicle.