A male Hispanic 52-yrs old, was traveling northbound Eastern Av when he lost control of his vehicle At Gambier St. The vehicle collided in to a metal traffic post at the northwest corner of the intersection. The vehicle bounced off the post and collided into a wooden restaurant patio area and the vehicle came to rest.

The restaurant was closed and there were patrons in the patio area.

LAFD responded to the scene and had to used the jaws of life to cut the driver out. The driver was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries and is in stable condition.

It is unknown if the driver was impaired at this time and is under investigation.

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