Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Museum of Broken Relationships, Injuring Two

Thankfully, there were no life-threatening injuries.

General atmosphere during the Museum of Broken Relationships, Private Opening on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Museum of Broken Relationships.

Two pedestrians are in the hospital after a car crash at Los Angeles’s Museum of Broken Relationships. The driver, a women in her 30s, was arrested for the hit-and-run collision, and on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to ABC news. One victim suffered minor injuries, and the other is listed in stable condition with a head injury.

The accident took place around 3 p.m. on September 19, as the driver allegedly fled the scene of a minor collision with another vehicle nearby. As she attempted to turn off Hollywood Boulevard onto McCadden Place, she reportedly lost control of the car and hit two women on the sidewalk. The driver finally came to a halt as she crashed her black sedan into the museum.

The victims, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, were described to LAist by Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey as “an adult female in fair condition and a young adult female in good condition.”

Car crash at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Courtesy of Adam Sherman via YouTube.

Car crash at the Museum of Broken Relationships. Courtesy of Adam Sherman via YouTube.

This isn’t the first time a museum building has been involved in a vehicular accident. In 2014, there were a spate of car crashes at art spaces across the country. In the span of just two months, there were accidents involving a museum in Montana, a gallery in California, and an artist studio space in Miami.

More recently, a woman was injured in February when a taxi crashed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and this summer’s wildly popular Pokémon Go trend led to an accident at the home of Deana Haggag, director of the Contemporary in Baltimore, when a Pokémon trainer looking to battle at the nearby gym crashed into her car.

A wedding dress. Photo courtesy Museum of Broken Relationships.

A wedding dress. Courtesy Museum of Broken Relationships.

The Museum of Broken Relationships opened its first location in Croatia in 2010. The Los Angeles outpost debuted in June, featuring a collection of anonymously donated artifacts that represent the giver’s failed relationships.

“Some relationships end,” reads the museum’s mission statement on its website. “If you’ve wished to to unburden the emotional load by erasing everything that reminds you of that painful experience by throwing it all away—don’t. Give it to us.”


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