It happened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, just outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were trying to stop a reckless driver, when that driver collided into another car.
Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesperson Margaret Stewart said 12 people were injured in the crash. Of the seven brought to the hospital, five of them were brought in "at least serious" condition, Stewart said. The other two had non-life-threatening injuries. The rest refused transport to the hospital.
Images from SkyFOX showed at least five vehicles involved in the crash. Three facing one direction, two in the other, sprawled across both directions of traffic.
No other information on the crash was immediately available.