When people combine drinking and driving, accidents can be the result. At times, there are people injured in these accidents. When this happens, the driver at fault can face greater charges than just a simple DUI.
In a crash that involved a car colliding with a taco truck, one person was killed and three others were injured.
The crash occurred on Sunday, June 26 at about 9:30 p.m. in Boyle Heights according to Los Angeles Police Department reports.
A female driver had been traveling westbound on Fourth Street when she lost control of her vehicle in the 300 block of Clarence Street. After losing control, the woman’s car jumped the curb and plowed into the taco stand, hitting several people near the stand.
The driver, who has been identified as Maribel Rosas, 34, was possibly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
The male who lost his life was unidentified, but three others were taken to local hospitals for treatment for their injuries. Two of those were in critical condition and the third had minor injuries. In addition, several others were evaluated at the scene but declined hospitalization.
The owner of the taco truck reported that one of the injured was his brother-in-law who was managing the stand at the time. One of the others was a female employee who suffered a broken leg in the crash.
In addition to being under suspicion of DUI, Rosas was taken into custody on possible charges of felony vehicular manslaughter.
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