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LOS ANGELES – A car struck a homeless encampment Tuesday morning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, leaving four people injured, according to officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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The crash happened around 6 a.m. on a sidewalk in the 500 block of South Virgil Avenue, according to firefighters and KCBS-TV.

Officials said they transported four people to a hospital from the scene of the crash. One of the victims is in moderate condition while the other three are in fair condition, firefighters said.

One of the people injured had to be rescued from under the sedan, which firefighters lifted from the scene. The injured man was sleeping on a couch when he was struck, KNBC reported. Firefighters told the news station that the couch saved his life because it held up the bottom of the car.

Video from KABC-TV showed the damaged vehicle being lifted by a heavy rescue truck.

Officials identified the other injured people to KNBC as three men who were inside the car at the time of the crash.

The circumstances leading up to the crash were not immediately clear. Authorities continue to investigate.