Los Angeles driver barrels truck into gas station, knocking over pump and injuring 11, including kids

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Los Angeles driver barrels truck into gas station, knocking over pump and injuring 11, including kids

A pick-up truck barreled into a Los Angeles gas station on Tuesday, knocking over a fuel pump, hitting other vehicles and leaving at least 11 people, including five children injured, according to authorities.  

The truck, which was towing a concrete pumping trailer, entered the station in the Panorama City neighborhood shortly before 5 p.m. and hit three cars, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

Nobody was trapped in the cars and there wasn’t any fire, just a minor gasoline spill, the fire department said. 

Eleven people received minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals for evaluation, while four declined to be transported, according to the agency. 

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey told the Los Angeles Times that a gas station employee activated an emergency shutoff switch to prevent further gas spillage or spread. 

The truck hit three cars and knocked over a fuel pump.
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Los Angeles gas station crash
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
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LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison told the Times the driver of the truck was not immediately arrested and there was no evidence of a DUI, though the investigation is ongoing. 

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