When there is an accident, it often is not immediately clear if there were drinking or drugs involved. Some accidents are simple cases of running a red light or speeding. However, police need to investigate to determine if driving under the influence was a factor.
An accident in Beverly Hills left one person dead and four others injured. The traffic incident occurred in the mid-Wilshire area on Monday, June 6.
LAPD officers were called to the 4900 block of West San Vincente Blvd in response to a three-vehicle that had occurred at the intersection of San Vincente Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
Though the accident happened at approximately 12:40 a.m., La Brea Avenue and San Vincente Boulevard were closed until almost 7:15 a.m. An LAPD spokesperson said that the factors behind the collision are still under investigation. It is unknown at this time if this was a case of DUI or simply running a red light.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and took four people – three men and one woman – to the hospital. All four were listed in serious condition.
One witness described seeing one of the vehicles involved in the crash seemingly run a red light, colliding with an SUV, which in turn triggered a collision with a third vehicle. The witness also described the vehicle as going fast.
There were no skid marks at the intersection to indicate that the driver attempted to stop. LAPD spokesperson Sgt. Matt McNalty said that there was no indication of street racing.
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