LA HABRA >> Police suspect intoxicated driving played a role in a three-vehicle crash at Beach Boulevard and Imperial Highway that sent two people to a hospital with serious injuries early Wednesday, authorities said.
The collision took place about 3 a.m., La Habra police officials said. It primarily involved a 2002 Toyota Camry and a 2004 Toyota Solara, police said in a written statement. A 2008 Dodge Charger also became involved in the wreck.
“Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the driver of the Camry was traveling southbound on Beach Boulevard when he entered the intersection,” according to the statement. “The driver of the Solara was traveling east bound on Imperial Highway and the driver of the Charger was traveling westbound on Imperial Highway.”
Paramedics took the driver of the Camry, a man in his late-20s, to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition, La Habra police Lt. Jeff Baylos said. The woman at the wheel of the Solara, who was also described as being in her late-20s, was treated for injuries that were serious, but not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the Charger was unhurt.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation, Lt. Jeff Baylos said. But police suspected drunken driving on the part of the Camry driver, and were looking into the possibility the Solara driver was intoxicated as well.
No arrests had been made Wednesday afternoon as the investigation continued.