It was a horrific scene in Los Angeles late last week when a woman driving a Mercedes sped through a stop light at around 1:00 p.m. The collision she caused was devastating, causing 6 deaths as cars burst into flames. Here’s more.
The Blaze reports:
At approximately 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, a black Mercedes-Benz speeding down South La Brea Avenue, going at least 50 mph, ran a red light at Slauson Avenue and crashed into several cars. Some of the cars burst into flames and slammed into a gas station sign on the corner.
The crash was caught on a CCTV camera. WARNING: The video is graphic.
Witnesses at the gas station reported a terrifying scene of fire and debris. Even some of the victims of the crash were ejected from their vehicle. Veronica Esquivel was trying to pump gas when the crash occurred.
“I was about to pump gas and all of a sudden, I hear all of the noises from all of the collisions, and then the fire explosion, and I saw things, metal and things flying in the air. So, I just covered myself behind the pump,” Esquivel told reporters.
“All of the sudden, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed right on the floor in front of me,” Esquival said. “One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. … Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby, but the baby was gone.”
One woman who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries is the driver of the Mercedes-Benz. Police have spoken with her to try to understand what happened. The driver has not been named, but reports say that she is in her 40s. She has been charged with vehicular homicide and gross negligence.
Unless the Mercedes driver had some sort of medical emergency, there is just no excuse for what’s in that video. The 40-year-old woman flew right through a red light with many cars right in her way. The story about what happened to the baby is horrific. Can you even imagine what could cause a driver to do what the Mercedes driver did?