Driver Fleas From SUV That Crashed Into Building, Ruptured Gas Line

WHITTIER (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol investigating the circumstances surrounding an abandoned SUV that crashed into a commercial building in Whittier Saturday, sparking a fire and rupturing a gas line, authorities said.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 3:08 a.m. to 13339 Leffingwell Road, where the SUV had also sheered a hydrant, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

Officials said the SUV had been abandoned.

The CHP reported on its traffic information page at 4:44 a.m. that a man wearing a bloodied T-shirt walked into a 7-Eleven at 13019 Imperial Highway to say that he was involved in a vehicle crash and that the vehicle was on fire.

No further information was immediately available.

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