We have a report from the Los Angeles Times about a hit-and-run accident that left three people dead and left debris scattered over an area the size of a football field.
According to the report, a white Mercedes and a black Kia SUV collided on Brookhurst Street near Orange Avenue. The crash happened just before 3 am. Three people in the Kia were all pronounced dead at the scene.
The car was so mangled that police could not identify where the three men were sitting in the car at the time of the crash. Officers measured the debris field left in the crash to be around 300 feet long.
The Mercedes did not stay at the scene, but sped off instead. Officers eventually found the two people in that car at a local hospital. One of them had serious injuries that required surgery. The other suffered moderate injuries. Police are still determining who was the driver.
Under California law, you have an obligation to stay at the scene of a crash, even if you’re injured and can make it to a hospital under your own power. The driver may face charges of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.
The investigation is ongoing. Our condolences go out to the families of the deceased, and we hope that the responsible driver is brought to justice.