In what could have been a much worse disaster, two people survived a head on collision from a North Hollywood man driving on the wrong side of the road. Ezekial Rodriguez was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when he caused a drunk driving accident in North Hollywood. The drunk driving collision happened on San Fernando Boulevard, under the I-5 freeway.
Mr. Rodriguez was taken into custody by Burbank police after he fled the scene of the North Hollywood car accident to a nearby McDonald’s. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, contributing to an injury collision and fleeing the scene. Mr. Rodriguez is being held on $10,000 bail.
The victims, a driver and passenger of a Toyota Corolla, whose names have not yet been released, had to be extricated from their car by Burbank firefighters responding to the North Hollywood auto accident. Their vehicle was demolished by the drunk driver and will be considered a total loss. We can only hope that the injuries to these innocent commuters are not life threatening or permanent.
This is yet another Los Angeles drunk driving accident that should never have occurred and has caused serious injuries to innocent people. We continue to see instances of bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other commuters injured or killed by Los Angeles drunk drivers. This collision, allegedly caused by a wrong way driver, will expose the driver to potential personal injury liability in addition to his criminal charges.
Our office has been handling Los Angeles personal injury cases for over 30 years and we represent many people who have been injured by drunk drivers, as occurred here. Our job is to help injured victims get back on their feet and get fully compensated for their damages.