Prosecutors filed criminal charges against an alleged drunk driver who caused a three-vehicle crash injuring 10 people including a toddler. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 26-year-old Robert Anthony Lopez was charged with three counts of fleeing a police officer’s motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense, driving with blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher and driving with a suspended license.
The crash took place the night of July 18, 2016 in the unincorporated community of Valinda in Los Angeles County. California Highway Patrol officers said Lopez was driving an Acura above the speed limit and didn’t stop at a stop sign. Police tried to pull him over, but he didn’t stop and accelerated. As Lopez’s Acura traveled west on Francisquito Avenue, it ran a stop sign and struck a Nissan Maxima traveling north on Walnut Avenue. The Nissan in turn hit a Ford Expedition SUV. The Nissan’s driver was injured along with her two daughters, 7 and 19 months old. The driver and five passengers in the Expedition were also injured.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this crash. We hope none of the injuries were serious and wish the victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →