A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed into a South Los Angeles home Sunday, leaving a 7-year-old girl dead and three children critically hurt, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
"I saw all the babies on the floor," said Yanera Alfaro , the owner of the home where the woman crashed, as tears streamed down her face.
Paramedics responded to the home in the 700 block of E 93rd Street at 6 p.m. after the violent wreck sent the two-door sedan through a wall and then crashing into the home.
Three children — ages 18 months old to 6 years old — were all taken to the hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.
A 36-year-old woman behind the wheel was also in critical condition, fire officials said.
All of those injured were inside of the car at the time of the crash, fire officials said.
The LAPD arrested the woman, whose relationship to the children was not immediately clear, on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Police said security cameras caught the car skidding from a half a block away before the wreck as the car traveled at about 50 mph. Investigators say the woman lost control and slammed into the house.
Witness Gregory Thomas rushed to help when he saw the impact with his fiance and friends.
"We pulled the kids out of the car and started doing CPR on them," Thomas said. "I just wanted to save them."