Manuel Rodriguez III Arrested for DUI in Simi Valley Crash

A fiery crash in Simi Valley, California, left four people injured and led to one person’s arrest. On Wednesday, June 10th, Manuel Rodriguez III of Oxnard, was arrested by the Simi Valley Police Department on suspicion of DUI causing injury. He would need a drunk driving attorney.  

The accident report showed that the suspect was one of the drivers of the three vehicles involved in the collision. The latter occurred at the intersection of Cochran Street and Sequoia Avenue around 6:54 p.m. The preliminary investigation uncovered that one of the drivers was heading west on Cochran and ran a red light.

The vehicle struck a car traveling south on Sequoia, and the impact caused both vehicles to go into the path of another vehicle traveling east. Emergency responders arrived to find one of the cars on its side and engulfed in flames.

The responders and witnesses worked together to pull four people from the wreckage and Ventura County Fire Department firefighters paramedics treated them at the scene. They transported two of the injured persons to Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks and the other two to Holy Cross Medical Center in Sylmar. They all had non-life-threatening injuries.

The SVPD advised drivers to avoid mixing drugs or alcohol with driving. Those who wish to consume either of the two should ensure they seek alternate means of transportation. Anyone arrested on a DUI charge is liable to face time in state prison, pay a fine, or lose his or her driving privileges.

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