Anyone who has turned onto a freeway has seen the numerous signs that tell people if they’re going the wrong way. Also, the roadway is often designed to make it hard to turn into the wrong lane. But if the driver is drunk, all these signs can be ignored. The result is a tragic head-on accident.
That’s what may have happened in this story reported by ABC 7. Two people died in a suspected DUI crash early this morning on the northbound 110 Freeway in LA. Several others were injured in the crash, including a young child. Three vehicles were involved.
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The accident happened near Ninth Street. A Lexus SUV was traveling south in the northbound lanes and slammed into another vehicle head-on. Two people in that car were killed at the scene. A third car containing the child was caught up in the collision. The child and two others had to go to the hospital. It is unknown how injured they were.
The driver of the SUV survived the crash and is under investigation by the police. The report did not reveal any evidence that the man was drinking, but he is under suspicion for DUI.
Our condolences to the deceased’s family. We hope everyone who was injured recovers and that the police get to the bottom of what happened in this tragic incident.