Interstates can be confusing, especially when tired, late at night, and if you are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One could easily find themselves driving the wrong way on the interstate, and causing an accident. If found to be driving the wrong way and causing an accident, a person could find themselves facing charges more serious than just a DUI, especially if people are injured and killed. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports on a possible DUI accident caused by a wrong-way driver.
Last month, a wrong way driver killed two people and injured a third in an accident in Irwindale.
The incident occurred just after 12:30 a.m. on November 19 in the southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway, just north of Ramona Boulevard.
A woman, thought to be in her mid-30s was driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey minivan in the wrong direction along the freeway. She struck another vehicle, a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The driver of the Dodge was killed in the accident, as was the driver of the minivan. A passenger in the Dodge was hospitalized with serious injuries, including several broken bones and a collapsed lung.
It is believed that the female driver of the minivan was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This was the second of two wrong-way collisions that resulted in fatalities reported on the 605 Freeway on Sunday.
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