Police continue to investigate the accident where three men were critically injured on Monday, Aug. 8 after their car crashed into several cars.
The men, who have not yet been identified by LAPD, were speeding in a convertible Mustang in Reseda at about 1:30 a.m. on Vanowen Street, west of Tampa Avenue, according to Sgt. Cameron Dunnett of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division.
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Detective Bill Bustos of the Valley Traffic Division said there was “no indication” there was any illegal street racing going on, nor was the location known for that activity. “But anywhere there are wide streets in the Valley, there is a temptation to speed,” Bustos said.
According to police, the driver and rear seat passenger were ejected from the car as it crashed into two cars then struck a parked car. The front seat passenger was initially trapped in the vehicle, but eventually removed from the vehicle.
The men, all in their early 20s, were transported to a hospital for treatment.
“The Mustang hit at least two cars that were traveling, then slammed into a parked car, which then hit nine other parked cars,” Dunnett said, adding, “None of them were wearing their seat belts.”
Investigators still have not said the rate of speed they believe the car was going at the time of impact, although witnesses told police speed estimates of 100 miles per hour, Dunnett said
Detectives are still determining if drugs or alcohol figured in the crash, he added.
Anyone with information on the crash was asked to call the LAPD’s Valley
Traffic Division at (818) 644-8000. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be submitted anonymously.