A sport utility vehicle plowed into several stores inside a North Hollywood strip mall today but there were no reported injuries.
The crash inside the strip mall on the 12050 block of Vanowen Street, near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, was reported at 5:23 p.m., Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The crash involved only the sport utility vehicle and Scott said 12 firefighters were dispatched to the scene, but no one had been taken to a hospital as of 6:15 p.m.
"No one was injured as far as I can see, but firefighters and paramedics are still here," a clerk at the 7-Eleven store inside the strip mall told the City News Service by phone.
Photos and video submitted to North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch's Neighborhood Gallery by reader show the SUV having crashed almost fully through the front window/wall of and partially though the wall that seperates it from King Express.
"A woman in a silver SUV apparently thought she was in reverse. When she accelerated and went into the Video Citi store in the shopping center located on Laurel Canyon and Vanowen," wrote . "She had accelerated so fast that she went through the wall into the donut shop next door. I spoke to some teenagers who were eating in the donut shop and they said she just came through the wall."
Stewart-Eddins has submitted photos to North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch before in these previous stories: