On the afternoon of August 11, four men were injured, two critically, after being hit by a pickup truck in MacArthur Park in the Westlake District, according to authorities.
Prior to the crash, which occurred about 12:40 p.m., a parking enforcement officer was warning drivers who were parked in the 600 block of Park View Street to move their vehicles. Before being approached by the officer, the driver of the black pickup truck abruptly reversed. The vehicle knocked over a parking meter before striking the four victims, who were sitting on the nearby lawn.
The driver of the pickup remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was taken to a hospital along with the victims.
“Investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in this incident,” said a representative of Wilshire Law Firm.