Teen driver flips car in alleged DUI crash

ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Friday night after running a stop sign, crashing into another car and flipping his sport utility vehicle, authorities said.

The incident happened around 11:07 p.m. Friday on Avenue Q-14 and 95th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The teenager was driving a 2008 Ford Escape westbound on Avenue Q-14, while 32-year-old Sonia Diaz, of Lancaster, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero southbound on 95th Street East, the CHP report states.

Due to the 17-year-old’s level of intoxication, he failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the 95th Street East intersection and collided with Diaz, the report states.

The impact of the collision caused the SUV to overturn. Following the traffic collision, an unknown number of passengers crawled out of the teenager’s vehicle and fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived, according to the CHP report.

Three injured passengers were later taken to Palmdale Regional Medical Center by their parents where they were all contacted by CHP personnel.

A 17-year-old Palmdale girl suffered a fractured right clavicle; a 17-year-old Lancaster boy complained of pain to his right shoulder; and 18-year-old Matthew Jackson sustained a skull fracture and laceration to his head.

The teen driver and the other driver were not injured in the collision.

The incident remains under investigation.

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  8 comments for “Teen driver flips car in alleged DUI crash

  1. Sheriff Joe
    October 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Does jail make people better? If so, America should be a Utopia. What do you call thuggies that want others to go to jail? :)

  2. gary
    October 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    they should all go to jail

  3. J. Ripper
    October 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    To both of you earlier original posters: so is the article accurate that the passengers, which apparently included yourselves, all fled? Should we conclude that you and the others were probably also drunk and scared about getting busted for that? I’m just asking since the article claims “an unknown number of passengers” fled and you both claim to be among them.

    I just assume/conclude that when someone runs from the scene of an accident, it’s not because they think they can get medical help faster than it can arrive there; it’s because they’re guilty of something too.

  4. Freddie Adams
    October 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Damn man I was in the car also ! This sucks man. Man I feel bad .

  5. al thomas
    October 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

    i thoght i was dead

    • Hector
      October 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Well said!

    • Yvonne Soto
      October 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Count your blessings baby!

      • J. Ripper
        October 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        Better than “Count your blessings baby!” would be “so learn from this experience and don’t do that [self-removed] again!”

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