Sheriff’s officials said they are still investigating the circumstances of the crash but indicated it happened during a street takeover at the Compton intersection.
The arrests were made by a task force that included the LAPD and LBPD as state and local officials continue to crack down on street takeovers and illegal racing.
“Through their response, officers were able to safely end each street takeover event,” according to the LBPD.
Attendees can be considered present, and charged with a misdemeanor, for being within 200 feet of a reckless driving exhibition event.
The ordinance would target those who help facilitate or attend street takeover events and the offense could be an infraction or a misdemeanor, depending on the city prosecutor’s judgement.
Police responded to three street takeovers on Thursday night where they cited four people and towed away two vehicles, according to the LBPD.
Street takeovers often involve dozens—or sometimes hundreds—of spectators blocking off intersections where drivers perform stunts in their cars.