- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CALIF. (AP) - A transport truck careened out of control in a Los Angeles-area intersection and slammed into a bookstore. Authorities say two people died and three were critically injured.

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Mike Brown says the truck was lodged inside the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse after hitting five vehicles during the Wednesday evening rush. The truck also damaged an adjacent wine store and nail salon and left the small strip mall building at risk of collapse.

The truck’s driver and eight other people were treated for minor injuries. One injury was a person inside the bookstore in La Canada Flintridge, about 10 miles north of Los Angeles.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Hahnlein says it was not immediately clear why the driver lost control.

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