Early Thursday morning, a man on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena was killed when a car struck his vehicle. According to news reports, the 31-year-old resident of Beaumont was stranded shortly after midnight when his Honda Accord crashed into the center divide on Lake Avenue. Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash. The man turned off his ignition and stepped out of the crashed car, which was between the fast lane and car pool lane, said a CHP officer.
A BMW driven by a 24-year-old Arcadia resident hit the stranded car. Because of the darkness, he could not see his vehicle. The car’s impact split the Honda in half between its front and back seats. The BMW driver and passenger suffered minor personal injuries, while the Honda driver was fatally injured due to being ejected from the severed car. His passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the BMW was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving and murder, and is now being held at Pasadena jail. To complete investigations, the eastbound lanes of the freeway had to be closed for three hours.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope everyone heals as quickly as possible and my thoughts go out to the families involved. I look forward to knowing if the suspect was guilty of drunken driving and murder.