Source: KTLA5 by: Vivian Chow
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.