On March 7, one man from Oxnard was killed in a DUI accident on Pacific Coast Highway near Mugu Rock. Four other males were injured in the crash.
THE SCENE OF THE DUI ACCIDENT
The man from Oxnard was driving southbound on the highway in a 2010 BMW sedan. He was north of Mugu Rock. CHP stated that his vehicle traveled into the northbound lanes and directly in front of a 2004 GMC sport utility vehicle.
According to the VC Star, the front end of the BMW collided with the front end of the GMC. This caused the BMW to propel into the northbound side of the highway. The GMC was on the southbound side of the highway after the collision.
Officials noted that the auto accident occurred on a clear night at 12:20 a.m.
CHP officers revealed that it was unknown why the BMW crossed into the path of the GMC or how fast it was traveling before the collision.
The driver of the BMV was sent to the Ventura County Medical Center by ambulance. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the hospital. His name is unknown to the public as the release of that information is pending notification from the next of kin.
WHO WAS INTOXICATED IN THIS DUI ACCIDENT?
The driver of the GMC was a 25-year-old man from Oxnard. He was also transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. The hospital treated him for his injuries. In addition, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The three passengers in the GMC were all 25-year-old men from the city of Oxnard. They each sustained injuries that varied from minor to major and were transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.
None of the three passengers’ injuries were considered to be life-threatening. One of them suffered a broken arm and another complained of pain in the right side of his body. Furthermore, the passenger with the worst injuries suffered a broken pelvis, arm, back, and a lacerated liver.
MULTIPLE AUTO ACCIDENTS ON PCH WITHIN A FEW MONTHS
In the past four months, this accident is at least the third fatal accident on Pacific Coast Highway. Five people were killed when one man swerved across the center median in a Subaru in November. In the process, he hit a Toyota SUV in a head-on collision. This caused the Toyota to catch on fire. The driver of the Subaru and four people in the Toyota were killed as a result of the collision. More information about this incident can be found here.
In December, a male driver in a 2021 Mazda SUV hit two pedestrians who were standing on a dirt shoulder next to their parked vehicle. One was killed as a result of the hit.
The investigation for the March 7 accident is still ongoing. Moreover, any witnesses to the accident or anyone with information is advised to call the Ventura Area CHP Office at (805) 662-2640.
If you have any questions regarding a DUI accident case, you should contact a DUI Accident Attorney immediately.