Injuries Reported in Torrance DUI Accident on 208th Street and Western Avenue
TORRANCE, CA (March 8, 2023) – Sunday night, three people suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on 208th Street and Western Avenue.
The incident happened at about 10:06 p.m. on 208th Street and Western Avenue.
As a Chevy pickup truck made a left-hand turn onto 280th Street, a Volkswagen sedan drove south on Western Avenue.
Then, the two vehicles crashed, causing the Chevy to roll over and catch fire.
After the crash, the sole occupant of the Chevy managed to escape. Responders took him to the hospital and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.
Meanwhile, the Volkswagen driver escaped the crash scene on foot.
Officers noted that at least three passengers rode in the Volkswagen. However, they haven’t determined how many passengers fled with the driver.
After the crash, responders transported three patients in total. One of them came from the Chevy while the two were from the sedan.
At this time, the Volkswagen driver remained at large.
Due to the limited information available, the CHP continued to investigate the crash.
DUI Accidents in California
In today’s day and age, there is hardly an excuse for driving under the influence. There are plenty of alternatives, such as using a rideshare app or making a non-drinking friend a designated driver.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s Go Safety campaign wants to spread awareness to the public about the meaning of a DUI. DUIs do not only encompass alcohol. In fact, the use of any drug, whether it be marijuana, prescription, over-the-counter, illegal, or illicit, can constitute a DUI. Drugs impair a driver’s ability to drive safely.
In uncertain times such as these, you may want to speak to a professional.
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