Person injured after Prius smashes into SUV near animal hospital

By KABC Staff

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DUARTE, Calif. (KABC) — At least one person was injured and a dog was killed after an oncoming car rammed head-on into another vehicle Tuesday night in Duarte.

The crash, which was captured on video, happened near the Duarte Azusa Veterinary Hospital in the 2700 block of Huntington Drive and was reported around 9:21 p.m.

Surveillance video showed a red Prius appearing to be going the wrong way collided with an Audi SUV. The force of the crash sent the Prius into a building next to the animal hospital.

At least one person was injured, although it’s unclear whether that person was the driver or the passenger. His injuries were described as not life-threatening, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department called animal control about a dog found dead.

Authorities said the dog did not belong to the hospital and may have been in one of the vehicles.

No other injuries were reported and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage as a result of the crash.

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Benjamin M. Yerger