3 Injured in DUI Collision on 5 Freeway [Sylmar, CA]

3 Injured in DUI Collision on 5 Freeway [Sylmar, CA]

3 Injured in DUI Collision on 5 Freeway [Sylmar, CA]

Three Hurt in DUI Accident near 210 Freeway

SYLMAR, CA (August 16, 2023) – Early Friday morning, three people sustained injuries in a DUI collision on 5 Freeway.

Police responded to the scene just before 1:00 a.m., on the northbound lanes of the highway near 14 Freeway.

For reasons under investigation, two vehicles collided in the area. Upon impact, one occupant was ejected from the vehicle onto the road.

Medics arrived and transported a 2-year-old from one of the vehicles to a nearby hospital in critical condition. In addition, paramedics took the father and mother to a hospital for further treatment.

Following preliminary duties, officers arrested one driver for suspicion of DUI. California Highway Patrol temporarily closed four northbound lanes of 5 Freeway as crews investigated the scene. Once available, further details will be provided.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these are impaired when alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs are in the body. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a DUI car accident. Reach out to the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, we know what it takes to help you win your case. Our team understands what you are going through, and we are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.


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