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Video captures suspected DUI driver slamming into school playground in Downey

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Video captures the terrifying moment a suspected DUI driver slams into a car and narrowly misses bystanders before crashing into a school playground in Downey.

The crash happened on Jan. 25 at Gallatin Elementary School located near the intersection of Manzanar Avenue and Gallatin Road at around 5 p.m.

Surveillance video captured by a neighbor across the street shows a large white SUV speeding down the road before suddenly veering onto the sidewalk. The driver slams into a parked sedan and narrowly misses two pedestrians near the sidewalk.

The sedan was pushed through a fence surrounding the school and both vehicles crash-landed on the campus playground. The pedestrians were seen running for their lives.

Gaby Enciso is a witness who lives across the street from the school.

“When I came out the front door, I saw the white SUV in the playground,” Enciso said. “It looked like total chaos, for sure.

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