Los Angeles County Fire Department

Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Head-On Crash Injures 5 in Palmdale

Two individuals were in critical condition, but it was not immediately clear whether they were children or adults.

A suspected DUI driver was arrested after a head-on crash in Palmdale Sunday night left five people injured, including two children, according to authorities.

The crash, which occurred near East 47th Street and Palmdale Boulevard, was reported to the Los Angeles County Fire Department at about 5:50 p.m. The crash occurred when the driver of the red car, who is suspected of DUI, crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into the jeep head-on, LA County Sheriff's investigators said.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash, with two children in the back of a red vehicle taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, according to investigators. Three adults, two from the red car and one from the SUV, were also injured in the head-on crash.

The LACFD also said that two of the injured people were in critical condition. One teenage girl was at CHLA with critical injuries Sunday night.

Newschopper4 Bravo flew over the crash site and observed a dimly-lit road, with no visible street lights.

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