DOWNEY -- An armored truck crashed through a Downey apartment building Saturday afternoon, where it narrowly missed a young mother and her son.
The crash occurred on the 10500 block of Paramount Boulevard. Witnesses said the truck, an armored transport vehicle from Sectran Security Inc., was traveling northbound on Paramount when it was clipped by a gray car, sending the armored truck into oncoming traffic.
The truck careened between two kitchens at the Woodbriar apartment complex.
Gilberto Martinez lives at the complex. He said his wife and 5-year-old son were in the kitchen when the crash occurred.
"They heard screeching and went to the window to see what was going on," he said. "That's when the truck slammed right in. They're OK, but they were covered in glass."
Valuables inside the armored truck were transferred to another security vehicle, witnesses said. A heavy duty tow truck pulled the truck out of the apartment building.
The condition of the armored truck driver was not immediately known.