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UPDATE: SUV Careens Off 170 Freeway Onto Riverside Drive; Driver Critical

The one-car accident occurrs near the interchange with the 134 and 101 freeways.

An automobile careened off the northbound 170 Freeway this morning around 6 a.m. and landed on Riverside Drive in West Toluca Lake, sending the driver to the hospital in critical condition with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The one-car accident occurred near the interchange with the 134 and 101 freeways and the car landed near 11250 Riverside Drive. According Patch reader, WilliamG.Stewart-Eddins, who also sent photos and links to the attached YouTube videos of the accident scene, the auto was a black SUV and the driver was a female who was awake and coherent when the LAFD took her away in ambulance. It appears from the video the SUV crashed over the embankment between the north and southbound lanes right where the 170 and 134 meet and fell down onto Riverside drive, a distance of several dozen feet.

Craig Clough November 30, 2011 at 05:14 AM
Update: photos from the accident scene have been sent in by a Patch reader, check them out. It's very amazing and unbelievable that the driver's injuries were non-life threatening.

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