Two teenagers and two other people were sent to the hospital on Thursday after their vehicle veered off the mountain road and fell down a cliff in Angeles Crest near Glendora.
19-year-old Carlos Avila from Baldwin Park was traveling south on Glendora Mountain Road at around 12:30 in the morning of Thursday when he realized that he was going too fast and will not be able to negotiate and approaching curve.
He tried to break but the front wheels of the Nissan Sentra had locked up, according to California Highway Patrol. Their vehicle was subsequently sent off the road way and falling down 250 feet of the mountainside.
Two were thrown off the vehicle, the front passenger and one back passenger, according to California Highway Patrol. Two other occupants were able to get out of the vehicle after it stopped.
Everyone of the four occupants were able to hike up the hillside and to the road and called 911. Los Angeles County firefighters were the ones who responded at the scene and promptly brought all four to different area hospitals.
The two who were thrown out the vehicle were 21-year-old Luis Hernandez from Azusa and 22-year-old Jason Dominguez from Baldwin Park. Both sustained moderate injuries and were flown to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, according to CHP. The other occupants, meanwhile, Avila and 19-year-old Kevin Padilla from Baldwin Park were brought to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital after sustaining minor injuries.
According to CHP, the crash is still under investigation although it appears that alcohol involvement was not a contributory factor in there crash. The agency also added that Avila was going on the rate of 25-30 mph during the time of the accident.
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