Occupants of Stolen Vehicle Involved in Collision Still Hospitalized

Authorities wait for suspects to be released from hospital in order to proceed with charges.

The driver and passenger of a stolen car that caused a major multi-car crash in Glendora Wednesday are still in the hospital.

The driver, a 21-year-old Azusa resident, is listed in serious condition. The 20-year-old female passenger, a Menifee resident, is listed in critical condition. She was unresponsive to paramedics while being extracted from the car, police said. The driver may have suffered a fractured pelvis, while the woman reportedly received head trauma.

Authorities are waiting for blood test results to determine if the driver of the stolen vehicle was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The car was reportedly stolen out of Covina.

"When they called the registered owner, they said it should be in the driveway," said Lieutenant Brian Summers of Glendora Police.

Two other drivers were also injured in the collision. A woman driving a tan vehicle was struck while attempting to make a turn at the intersection. She was flown along with the suspect and his occupant to Huntington Memorial Hospital, but has since been released. The driver of a black vehicle that was also hit was treated and released at the scene, Summers said.

The intersection at Lone Hill Avenue and Auto Centre Drive, one of the busiest intersections in Glendora, was closed for roughly five hours while investigators pieced together the events of the collision.

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Matt November 02, 2012 at 11:06 PM
The Glendora Police will charge the suspect with the appropriate crimes. Sadly, the DA will file half of those charges if we are lucky. Why? The same reason the State has released thousands of parolees from prison. Over crowding and no money to house them. This poor fiscal management of California's money bleeds over to the DAs office, as they are now more selective than ever as to what charges they will file. Stolen car? Reckless driving? Felony DUI with injuries? Who cares! They will get probation. Maybe a few months in County Jail. Then he will be released and do it again. Only this time it will be a fatality in that intersection and the suspect wont be the dead one. Probably an honest tax paying American trying to go to work and raise their children.
Worried Aunt November 07, 2012 at 07:36 AM
The passenger in the stolen vehicle is my niece - she remains in extremely critical condition. While I do not condone her involvement in the vehicle theft, she was not the driver of the vehicle and she does have family that loves her. She has experienced more at the age of 20 than most of us do by the age of 40. She lost her mother at 15 to a murderer who shot her in her own home in San Dimas 4 years ago, a crime for which no one was ever arrested. Before so callously wishing death for those so young and obviously not thinking rationally, remember they too have families, and I for one am praying daily that my niece lives to see tomorrow and that something like this, should she recover, changes her outlook on and choices she makes in her life. By the way, I live a block from the scene and as I stressed because I was late to work due to the accident, I had no idea that the helicopter I watched take off was airlifting my extremely critically injured 20-year old niece to the hospital. Sure changed my perspective when viewing accident scenes.
Accident Victim November 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Well, I was the woman in the tan vehicle that was struck. i was minding my own business going to work in the morning. 7:20am in the morning. I got struck by this idiot that was drunk and driving at about 80mph. I'm sorry about your niece, but she was a willing accomplice because she climbed in the stolen car with a drunk driver. I am a single mother. I had a child of mine pass away when I was 17 years old. I'm sorry your niece has been through so much, but we all have been through a lot. I have no car. That asshole that was driving had no license or insurance. I hope your niece pulls through, but she is not a complete "victim" as I was. I just wonder what the hell those two were thinking as they were running red lights and practically killing me.
Accident Victim November 08, 2012 at 01:24 AM
You are so right. I, the victim of the crash, that was hit by the idiot running the red light at 80mph, was almost killed. I was on my way to work, obeying all traffic laws. I really hope that young girl pulls through, and hopefully she will realize that she has been a complete idiot by hanging out with someone that would drive so wrecklessly. AS for the driver, I hope he burns in hell! And I mean that. The fact that he has no insurance or license pretty much means that I am screwed. I am a hard working honest american that has never done anything to anyone. Yet, I am the one that lost my car, and nearly my life. I hope that asshole burns in hell. And to be honest, that girl should get charged with something. Some kind of accomplice to attempted murder. Because otherwise, what is to stop her from getting in the car with another drunk driver and practically killing, or really killing, someone else. They nearly killed me. Then what would my 7 year old son do?
Hazel Lodevico-To'o January 20, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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