Two women suffered serious head injuries in a collision in Chatsworth Wednesday that police believe may have involved street racing.
The car the two women were in hit a curb, a pole and a tree before coming to rest on the street, said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Cameron Dunnet, watch commander of the Valley Traffic Division. The crash also knocked down a 10-foot section of block wall.
The collision took place about 4:15 p.m. where Corbin Avenue curves on a downhill slope near Hiawatha Street, north of Devonshire Street.
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Firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to pry the women from the vehicle. The victims were taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center for treatment, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
"We are also looking for another vehicle that fled the scene after the accident," Dunnet said. "Witnesses told us that the two cars were racing and we want to talk to the driver about leaving the scene of an accident."
The second driver would likely be cited for hit-and-run and could face additional charges if it is proven that street racing was involved in the collision, Dunnet said.
Anyone with information on the collision was asked to call the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8000.