Three interrelated accidents that took place one after another on San Diego Freeway 405 in Los Angeles County are suspected to have involved drunk driving, authorities have reported. In total, seven people were injured – three critically. Two unnamed drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).
At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, the drunk driver of a minivan hit the median of the Freeway, impacting the divider and then coming to a stop. A second driver, also reported drunk, crashed into the minivan as the driver and passengers were emptying from the vehicle. One person was thrown into a carpool lane from the crash’s impact.
Behind the crash, a third driver then crashed into a car that had slowed in light of the accident. Authorities believe this driver was also drunk.
The fire department dispatched units to the scene of the drunk driving accidents at around 3:11 a.m. Three of the injured were taken to the UCLA medical center in critical condition.
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