KTLA Channel 5 News reported recently on a Pomona woman who was killed by a suspected drunk driver while in her own bedroom last Thursday night.
The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of Colony Drive and Hamilton Boulevard, according to spokespeople from the Pomona Police Department. A 33-year-old man was driving a Chrysler PT cruiser at a high rate of speed when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, sending it crashing into a home.
A 59-year-old grandmother was in her bed when the car went hurtling into her bedroom. She was trapped for at least 20 minutes by the vehicle, and authorities say she was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Family members say the accident could have been much worse; the grandmother usually had her grandkids in bed with her at that time, but in a bit of fortune, they were in the next room and thus safe.
The allegedly drunk 33-year-old driver attempted to run away but was chased and stopped by neighbors, who held him until the arrival of the police. Police officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence (DUI), and driving without a license.
This is apparently the third time a car has crashed into the home, and neighborhood members are asking the police to install traffic calming measures to ensure this never happens again.