A woman was injured after her vehicle got rear-ended by a male driver in Pasadena on Friday afternoon, March 10, 2023.
According to the Pasadena Police Department, the crash occurred at about 1:56 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Boulevard and Altadena Drive intersection.
The woman was reportedly stopped for a red light at the intersection when 58-year-old David S. from Pasadena intentionally rear-ended her vehicle. When she pulled over, the driver repeatedly rammed his vehicle into hers before leaving the scene.
He was arrested shortly later after causing a disturbance at a nearby business. The police identified his vehicle, and the woman identified him as the person who purposefully slammed her car.
Paramedics from Pasadena Fire Department treated the female driver for mild back pain, but she was not taken to a hospital for further care. Her car had relatively minor damage.
Sinatra was detained on a $30,000 bond after being arrested on accusations of assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation continues.
Reckless Accident Statistics
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