By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department (Information):
Hollywood, California: Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11 has confirmed that reporter Hal Eisner and photojournalist Joab Perez was among those injured in vehicle into building crash.
The driver who crashed into the building was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The vehicle crash involving a white SUV occurred shortly at around 3:15 p.m. PT on Friday, March 19th, 2021 on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame along the 6800 block of West Hollywood Boulevard.
Picture: KTTV Fox 11 (Courtesy):
The Los Angeles Fire Department said five people were injured, and were transported to the hospital in serious to critical condition.
Two of the people injured are a reporter and photographer for Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11, and were taken to the hospital.
The Fox 11 reporter and photographer were working on a news story about the reopening of El Capitan Theatre as Los Angeles County entered the less-restrictive red tier earlier in the week.
According to Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11, reporter Hal Eisner has worked in television in Los Angeles for more than 38 years, with most of those years being with FOX 11 and My 13. He is the host of In Depth and has a podcast titled, What the Hal?, and photojournalist Joab Perez has been with FOX 11 for nearly three years. Anchor and The Issue Is host Elex Michaelson says Perez brings “passion and positivity to every story he works on.”
Officials said the building’s structural integrity was not compromised.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the driver of the white SUV has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
All lanes of West Hollywood Boulevard were closed off from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue, and were expected to remain shut down for several hours.
ZachNews sends our thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery to all of the people who were injured in the vehicle into building crash, including Reporter Hal Eisner and Photojournalist Joab Perez with Fox affiliate KTTV Channel 11. We are all with you in your recovery, and hope you all stay strong as you all heal.
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