LANCASTER – A 31-year-old Quartz Hill man, driving recklessly on the wrong side of the road Tuesday morning, caused a collision that flipped another vehicle and sent its driver to the hospital, authorities said.
Phillip M. Goodnight of Quartz Hill was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
“He is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” said Antelope Valley CHP spokesman Gil Hernandez.
The collision happened around 7:41 a.m., Tuesday, at the intersection of 20th Street West and Avenue N.
“Goodnight was driving his vehicle (2004 GMC) eastbound on Avenue N in a reckless manner and on the wrong side of the road, according to several witnesses,” the CHP report states.
Earnest Moore, 59, of Quartz Hill, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet southbound on 20th Street West.
Goodnight entered the intersection against the circular red light and crashed into Moore, according to the report.
Moore’s car overturned following the collision, and he was transported to Palmdale Regional Hospital with lacerations to his left arm.
Goodnight was uninjured and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. The traffic collision is still under investigation.