Suspected DUI Motorist Plunges 500 Feet Down Steep Embankment

GLENDORA (AP) — A man is suspected of being drunk when he drove his car off a foggy Southern California mountain road, injuring himself and two passengers.

California Highway Patrol Officer Theodore Jolin tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that the unidentified man’s car plummeted 500 feet off the forest road north of Glendora and came to rest at the foot of a steep embankment.

The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, climbed back to the road and was taken to a hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.

His passengers were retrieved by rescue crews and flown by helicopter to hospitals in unknown condition.

Jolin says officers noted alcohol on the driver’s breath. He says fog limited visibility to 20 or 30 feet at the time of the accident.

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  • Wow

    Hopefully, this incident will sober him up.

    • Carolyn

      It will NOT sober him up. I work at the DMV and get people coming in with 3-4 DUI’s all within a short period of time…where at times they killed innocent people. All they tell the family of the person they kill is “im sorry” and they keep doing it over and over again. 99.9% of them do not learn from their mistakes. I have no sympathy for any person who drinks and drives. In fact, I love hearing when a person who was drinking and driving died in a car accident because I could have been the next person he/she killed.

  • Melissa O

    Some friend. He gets in an accident and leaves his friends in the car.

  • Timothy McGarry

    At least he didn’t leave them to burn to death while still alive. Oh, wait, he pretty much did.

  • Ana

    I wish ALL 3 of them would have died. Sounds harsh but if that driver wouldn’t have gone down that embankment they would have probably crashed into and killed innocent people. The 2 passengers knew the person was drunk yet they did nothing. Point being, all of them deserved to be at the coroners office right now.

    • Reuben Armando Galvan

      hope ur family goes trough that and if dey do i hope dey will die for doing one wrong mistake..u cant say the worse for dem cuz u dont know what might happen if you or your family go trough it

  • PatricParamedic

    “The man . . . was taken to a hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries.”

    Which underscores the notion by this veteran Paramedic, that rescue saves victims but often damages society, because it flies in the face of Natural Laws.

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