LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A woman faces charges of DUI for a crash in North Hills that injured her three young children, who were not in car seats.
The crash happened on Nordhoff near Sepulveda Boulevard just before midnight. According to police, the woman was speeding down Nordhoff when she veered into oncoming traffic and hit an SUV head-on.READ MORE: Staff, Students Evacuated Safely, Suspect In Custody After Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompted Lockdown Of Sylmar High School
The woman’s three children – twins about 4 to 6 months old and a toddler – were not in car seats at the time of the crash, police said. They were all taken to a hospital, where one of the twins was pronounced dead.
“There is that situation where a parent, a mother, made a decision to drive, get behind the while, while intoxicated,” LAPD Detective Lisette Fuentes said. “And now there are some consequences from that – those children that are critically injured right now.”READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Tennessee High School
The woman was also taken to a hospital for moderate injuries.
Police say the woman will face charges once she is released.MORE NEWS: Six Flags Magic Mountain Vaccination Site To Close April 18, Will Be Replaced With Two Additional Sites
The driver of the SUV was also hurt, but is expected to be OK.