The driver responsible for the two-car collision that left one person dead and a number of others injured has been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence. The collision occurred early June 21, 2015 near the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and Lindley Avenue in Northridge.
At approximately 3:30am, the suspected driver slammed his Honda Civic into the driver’s side door of a red Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang – a 19-year-old CSUN student – was killed instantly while her passenger was treated and eventually released. The desk officer at LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division reported that three people in the out-of-control Honda, including the driver, were also injured with one individual suffering life-threatening wounds.
ABC 7 spoke with the father of the other passenger in the Mustang, who was also the best friend of the deceased. “According to my daughter, they were laughing and talking and she said the next thing that she knew … someone had hit them.”
The 21-year-old driver responsible for the crash was listed in stable condition following the accident. The man was eventually arrested for DUI after witnesses to the accident reported seeing police picking up beer cans around the scene. Authorities have not named the other people in the at-fault car, but their ages range from 18 to 21.
Accidents that stem from drunken driving are often catastrophic if not outright fatal. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in an collision with a drunk driver, give the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Kahn Roven, LLP a call at (844) 9-INJURED to discuss your legal rights.