Pasadena, a small city in Los Angeles County, California, has recently experienced two fatal solo-car crashes. The cause of the accidents could be excessive alcohol or drugs consumption.
The first accident took place on Saturday, December 10, along Seco Street from Rosemont Avenue. Law enforcement officers who arrived at the site found a vehicle that crashed into a light pole. The driver wasn’t badly hurt, but the passenger of the car was seriously injured. She was transported to the hospital where she died shortly. The autopsy is pending.
Both persons identities were released in two days. They were, a 38-year-old Javier Placencia, who was behind the wheel, and a 52-year-old woman who was at a passenger seat. Their relation is yet unclear. The motorist was charged with a vehicular manslaughter. He was arrested and his bail was set at $50 000. Investigators on this case commented that the driver was probably DUI.
Javier Placencia name is not new in Los Angeles County Superior Court records. Only in this past October he was sentenced to 10 days of imprisonment and 3 years of probation for a charge of being drunk in public. Earlier, in September of this year he was charged with bodily assault and sentenced to 13 days in jail and 3 years of probation.
Only two days after December 10th accident, on December 12, another accident took place in the 1400 block of Oak Knoll Avenue. The car moving at a high speed went off the road and crashed into a tree. Local traffic cops together with the Fire Department immediately arrived at the site. They reported that a 42-year-old man behind the wheel died at the scene as a result of received injuries. Luckily, no other passengers or vehicles were involved in this automobile crash. It’s not yet known if the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol, or other substances causing intoxication. The police department is investigating the crash.
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