A 27-year-old La Canada man was killed after a suspected DUI collision in Sun Valley on early Thursday morning, May 6.
The accident transpired at approximately 1:00 a.m. on 5 Freeway near Sheldon Street in Sun Valley.
A 2003 Lexus IS300 was traveling at a high rate of speed, unfortunately, the driver was unable to keep the vehicle in its lane. The Lexus then struck a southbound BMW 325i.
Due to the severity of the impact, the Lexus veered off into the right shoulder and went into an embankment where it overturned.
An unidentified male passenger from the Lexus was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lexus driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Authorities later arrested the Lexus driver on suspicion of DUI. The BMW driver was uninjured.
The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give additional information about the accident may call the Altadena Area CHP office at 626-296-8100.
Fatal DUI Accident Statistics
Everyone deserves safe roads. Intoxicated drivers put innocent people — and themselves — at severe and unacceptable risk. While California and the United States as a whole have made some remarkable progress on curbing drinking and driving, there is still a very long way to go.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 people in the U.S. die every day due to drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accounts for about 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the U.S.
One of the most disturbing things about DUI wrecks is that they are disproportionately likely to result in fatalities or severe injuries — including in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, internal organ injuries, spinal cord damage, and partial or total paralysis.
Often drunk drivers commit several different negligent acts at the same time. They are more likely to speed, they repeatedly violate other traffic laws, and they have trouble holding their attention on the road and avoiding distractions.
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