Recently, southern Orange County experienced a DUI accident that caused one death and multiple injuries. In the crash, a 46-year-old man died in the accident and left a 24-year-old woman on life support from severe brain damage and a 28-year-old woman with other major injuries.
The two intoxicated drivers who caused the accident were arrested this past Sunday in connection of the alcohol-related collisions on the Glendale Freeway in Eagle Rock. One of the drivers was 24-years-old from Sylmar. Reportedly, he drove the wrong way onto the southbound Holly Drive off ramp and then proceeded to drive north in the southbound lanes of the freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol, these activities occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Gregorio Diaz then struck the victim who died in the head-on-collision involving the victim’s Cadillac Catera, according to Timothy Palmer of the California Highway Patrol.
There were two women in the man’s car, who were both from San Fernando, who suffered major injuries. One of the two was on life support at Huntington Memorial Hospital with severe brain injuries, Palmer said.
The offender suffered major leg injuries and was taken to County-USC Medical Center. He was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested, Palmer said.
After the first collision, as the offender’s car sat sideways in the number two lane, another woman, of Montrose, hit the back of the sedan, but managed to keep control of the Nissan Sentra she was driving. She and her passenger were not injured, but she was arrested for suspicion of felony drunken driving, Palmer said.
Also according to Palmer, “It is unknown, but unlikely, if this (second) collision contributed significantly to any of the injuries sustained by the (two women).”
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