All 8 teens packed into car live

first_imgThe 19-year-old driver, whose name was not released by police, could face charges including child endangerment, having too many people in his car and obstruction of his driving abilities, LAPD Sgt. Russ Kilby said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The teenagers, all from Anaheim, were returning home from a party in Hollywood at 2:20 a.m. Friday when the driver lost control on Mulholland Highway. The driver, Deydi Valle of Anaheim, tested negative for alcohol consumption, and nothing found in the car indicated the juveniles had been drinking, police said. The passengers included one 12-year-old boy, three 14-year-old boys, one 15-year-old girl, one 16-year-old girl and one 16-year-old boy. Police said one 16-year-old suffered a broken back and a collapsed lung. The other serious injury was to a 14-year-old who suffered a fractured skull and will require surgery, police said. “The outcome is clearly a rarity, as lesser collisions have taken lives,” Humphrey said. “We remind people to limit their vehicle occupancy to sitting positions with seat belts. And as always, buckle up.” Eight teens packed into a Nissan Sentra – including two locked in the trunk – miraculously survived after the compact car plunged 200 feet down a Mulholland Drive embankment, authorities said. “As the vehicle tumbled down the hillside, the trunk was ripped from the car, every piece of metal was bent and banged, and all of the windows were missing,” Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. “It is miraculous that anyone survived.” Two of the passengers in the car tumbled out near the top of the hill and were able to summon help. Firefighters and paramedics rappelled to the wreckage and treated the six other patients, who were hoisted up the steep hillside by a rope rescue system. last_img

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