Four Injured After Car Plunges Off Glendora Mtn. Road

At least two of the vehicle's occupants received major injuries and were flown by helicopter to the hospital.

A vehicle reportedly plunged 200 feet over the side on Glendora Mountain Road Thursday, injuring the four occupants inside, authorities said.

The green Nissan Sentra went over the right embankment on the mountain road near mile marker six just before 12:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol traffic logs.

One of the vehicle's occupants climbed out of the car and reached the road to call authorities. The California Highway Patrol responded to the collision; the accident was on the county portion of the road.

The victim could not provide a mile marker, because he did not know where the car crashed. Fire fighters had the victim recall on a 9-1-1 line so authorities could pin point the call, according to the CHP.

Twenty-two-year-old Jason Dominguez of Baldwin Park and 21-year-old Luis Hernandez of Azusa were ejected, suffered head injuries, and were airlifted to a hospital, where their conditions have been upgraded from serious to
"moderate.''  The patients could not be flown to County/USC due to foggy weather, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department scanner reports. The other two occupants Nineteen-year-old Kevin Padilla of Baldwin Park and the driver 19-year-old Carlos Avila, also of Baldwin Park, suffered minor injuries. They were transported by ground to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Station in San Dimas also assisted.

Fire fighters summoned the helicopter once all four victims were brought to the top of the road. The CHP is investigating the crash, according to scanner reports.

If you have information on the accident, call the Baldwin Park office of the
California Highway Patrol at (626)338-1168.

-City News Service contributed to this report.

gsuburban December 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
It's not the roads fault. This is pure driver or occupant error. Forget closing the road. I use it often and pay attention to my driving. Kids who go there to fool around etc should think twice before going a mountain road with little experience or brain dead mentality.
gsuburban December 07, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Thats right Jackie. I agree 100%. The parents of kids are at fault, like it or not. Parents today are the reason everything is restricted or closed because they don't raise their kids, they shove them off onto society.
gsuburban December 07, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Perfect analysis. Keep it open because the problem is driving error, nothing more.
Jeanette December 10, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Ralph Long, you are so right! Thank you for opening my eyes. Except for the last paragraph.
Ronald E Hummel December 12, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Another problem with the opened road. Myself and fiance have walked the road 2-4 miles up and down for severl years now Saturday mornings but had to quit because of the motor cycles AND skate borders racing down the road not to mention the noise. For walkers and byclists and those people involved it's real danger. I think beyond the yellow gate the Glendora PD are not involved. We've never seen a Sheriff or CHP. I say keep the the gates closed we all got along after the fires when the gates were shut for a few years.


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