Speeding car near USC causes Postal Service driver to crash, suffer critical injuries

Authorities on Tuesday were searching for two suspects seen running from a red 2017 Audi involved in a hit-and-run crash that sent a U.S. Postal Service big rig over the side of the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles near the USC campus, critically injuring the truck driver.

The crash occurred near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about 8:30 p.m. Monday when the driver of the Audi “made an unsafe turning movement to the right” and crashed into the truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The impact caused the semi driver to lose control of the truck and hit the right shoulder wall, then travel up and over the wall until the truck landed on its side near 37th and Flower streets, said CHP Officer B. Hernandez.

“Immediately after the collision, both the male driver of the red Audi and its male passenger fled the collision scene on foot,” Hernandez said.

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