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.