Police are investigating the cause of the Sepulveda Pass car accident.
KABC-TV 7 reports that a multi-car pileup that occurred along the Sepulveda Pass Friday afternoon was caused by a wrong-way driver.
According to the California Highway Patrol, two teenagers in a black Infiniti G35 were driving on the wrong side of the road during rush hour traffic when the car spun out of control and crashed into an oncoming vehicle. The collision set off a chain reaction, causing two additional vehicles to crash.
The CHP reports that at least one person had to be pulled from the wreckage. The two men in the Infiniti suffered critical injuries. Three other individuals suffered less serious injuries and everyone involved was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police are still investigating the crash and say they don’t know how fast the Infiniti was going at the time of the accident. Witnesses have reportedly claimed that the two boys were going as fast as 100 miles per hour. The posted speed limit for southbound traffic along the Sepulveda Pass is 35 mph.
The multi-car accident closed the pass between Mulholland and Getty Center overnight on Friday. The road was reopened Saturday morning.
Authorities have stated that they do not believe alcohol or drag racing contributed to the car crash. Should it be determined that the accident was caused by negligent behavior on the part of the teenage driver, he will likely face criminal charges for his actions.
In addition to criminal penalties, the driver and his family may also face civil penalties if the other parties involved choose to seek civil damages for their injuries. Under California law, the victims may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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