Driver ID'd in Fatal Fullerton Wreck Outside Hospital

The driver died and five others were hurt in the crash

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    A wrong-way driver who died when he caused an eight-car wreck outside a Fullerton hospital was identified Friday.

    Adrian Davis, 57, of Brea, was driving his yellow sport-utility vehicle against traffic on Harbor Boulevard Thursday when he slammed into several cars waiting at a red light, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

    Victim in Deadly Wreck Walked to ER for Help

    [LA] 1 Victim in Deadly Wreck Walked to ER for Help
    A deadly pile up near an OC hospital kills a wrong-way driver and injures several others. One victim walked to the nearby ER for help. Gadi Schwartz reports from Fullerton for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2013. (Published Friday, Oct 11, 2013)

    Six cars, including Davis’ overturned SUV, were mangled together outside St. Jude Medical Center on Harbor Boulevard and Valencia Meza Drive. At least one crash victim walked to the emergency room for help.

    "It was really fortunate that there were so many medical responders here right away," Sgt. Jeff Stuart, with the Fullerton Police Department, told NBC4 Thursday night. "That may be why so many people survived."

    Witnesses said the driver of the overturned SUV was speeding down the wrong side of Harbor Boulevard then barreled into a line of cars waiting at a red light.

    "It looked like it was intentional," witness Yvette Garcia said. "The driver was not swerving, he didn't honk. He was basically just coming on to oncoming traffic, on to us."

    The SUV driver died on impact, police said. Five others were injured.

    An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash and whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

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