LANCASTER – A 16-year-old girl and her 7-year-old sister — both sleeping in their bedroom in Lancaster — were injured early Monday morning when a suspected drunk driver crashed through the girls’ house, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the 44700 block of 27th Street East, according to Sgt. L. Schreiver of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station.
The 16-year-old, who was pinned between the car and a wall, told paramedics she could not feel her legs and was transported to a hospital, Schreiver said. The younger girl suffered cuts on her face and was treated at the scene.
The woman driver was northbound on 27th Street east when she lost control of her 2011 Nissan Altima at Weingart and it crashed into the bedroom of the house on the northeast corner, Schreiver said.
The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of ankle pain, he said. She was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI, and speed may also have been a factor, Schreiver said.
No further information on the incident was immediately available.
10 comments for "2 girls hurt as suspected drunk driver crashes into Lancaster house"
How about not drinking and driving, whether you plow into a corner house or into the back of a car loaded with family.
Tim Scott says
I am in favor.
It should be noted that when my friend came home to the car in his kitchen it turned out not to be a midday drinker. Someone ran the stop sign because they were distracted by dodging a kid running into the street, and someone else dodging the car that ran the stop sign hit a curb, lost control, and plowed into the house.
Ultimately, no drinking and driving, keep bedrooms away from the street when building, even car stopping retaining walls at the edge of the yard. I favor them all. No one should get hit by a car in their house, ever.
Mrs M says
Trumpist#1, it actually happened in 2014. Her name was Giselle Mendoza, age 16. The driver was Roberto Rodriguez, age 20, was the driver. He got 10 years.
Tim Scott says
When you get as ancient as Trumpist, seven years seems like “a couple.”
LOL. That’s exactly what my “old lady” said.
I can’t get no respect!
They didn’t forget about anything!!! They just don’t care!!! Now wear your mask idiot
Corner homes suck. It’s outrageous that little girls can’t sleep in peace and security. I hope they nail that drunk woman.
Tim Scott says
Developers take note…I grew up in a tract with about 150 houses. They are old houses now and lack a lot of the nifty bells and whistles you guys put in, but every house on a corner in that neighborhood is laid out on the lot so that the bedrooms are away from the streets. They may not have known about open floor plans and dramatic entryways, but the builders 75 years ago cared about important things that have been forgotten.
Admittedly, one of my childhood friends had the interesting experience of coming home from school to find a Toyota had invaded the kitchen, and getting run over in your kitchen wouldn’t be great either, but bedrooms have much much higher occupancy time than kitchens.
I remember a young girl being killed by a DUI in the lower corner apartment on NE corner of 10th East and Avenue R a couple of years ago.
Also happened when I lived on 10th w and j12 years ago. Drunk driver from coaches plowed in and killed her. She was in her 70s and lived alone. Very sad all around.