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High-end McLaren sports car destroyed in Los Angeles-area crash

2 people seriously hurt in collision
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Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 19:06:23-04

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - Police Wednesday urged people to come forward if they witnessed a two-vehicle crash in Woodland Hills in which a McLaren sports car was demolished and both motorists were seriously injured.

The crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Platt Avenue and Califa Street, said Detective Bill Bustos of the Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.

The lime-green 2015 McLaren 650 was southbound on Platt Avenue "at a very high rate of speed" when it collided with a 2014 Audi A6 that was turning left from northbound Platt Avenue to go west on Califa Street, Bustos said.

The sports car ended up on the sidewalk, its front end shattered into pieces.

The McLaren was driven by a 49-year-old man, and the Audi was driven by a 71-year-old man. Both drivers, whose names were withheld, were hospitalized with serious injuries, Bustos said.

According to the preliminary investigation, one or two other cars -- possibly a dark-colored Dodge Charger or Challenger, and a gray BMW 5 or 7 series sedan -- also may have been southbound on Platt Avenue at the time of the crash but left the scene, Bustos said.

"It is unknown if there was a speed contest, or if they were just driving fast in the same direction," Bustos said.

Police were looking for any security video that might help in the investigation.