A TVR Tuscan and a yellow Ferrari are seen damaged inside Specialty Craft Car on South La Cienega Boulevard.
A woman was critically injured and left for dead early this morning after the man driving the car she was in smashed into a luxury auto shop on La Cienega Boulevard, causing major damage to exotic sports cars and to the passenger in his own car, then fled the scene on foot.
Police were still looking for the driver in this bizarre hit-and-run incident that happened at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Specialty Craft Car, located at 1862 South La Cienega Blvd. The L.A. Times reports that authorities believe the driver of the vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, ran from the scene of destruction, leaving behind a woman in her 30s.
The woman’s condition was not immediately available. According to KNBC the Town Car she rode in appeared to be part of a limo or taxi service.
The vehicle was left a wreck against the wall of the shop, partly pushed through a shattered sheet-glass window fronting the business. Inside, a Ferrari F430 Spider and a TVR Tuscan S were damaged. The Times report also said a Lamborghini was damaged.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Paulo Zanetti holds a fiber optic camera used to check the interior of gas tanks, next to a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia "supercar," one of 20 high-end stolen vehicles that were intercepted on their way to Honk Kong and Vietnam, in Carson, CA
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California Highway Patrol officers: Lt. Glenda Brents, left, and Sgt. Mike Stefanoff, check the vin number of an intercepted 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 "supercar," that was being illegally exported with a lesser declared value, being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, next to other 20 high-end stolen vehicles that were intercepted on their way to Honk Kong and Vietnam, in Carson, Calif., on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Federal agents in Los Angeles have seized $1.5 million worth of stolen, luxury vehicles bound for Asia, they announced Tuesday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach discovered the aqua-caravan of Ferraris, Mercedes and Audis after a Ferrari dealer tipped off agents in February, said Director of Field Operations Carlos Martel.
Four of the 16 cars recovered in the operation were seized in Vietnam. The rest were seized when a ship was ordered to return to port last week just after departing.
The hot wheels were found by officers in containers marked "used exercise equipment."
The highlight of the repossession was a Ferrari 458 Italia valued at over $280,000. Martel says the investigation is in the early stages, and that no one has been arrested.