The driver of a speeding vehicle is in custody after a solo accident ended with an upside down vehicle and a failed sobriety test early Sunday morning in Laguna Beach.
According to the Laguna Beach Police Department, a 22 year old man named Josue Meza was driving southbound on South Coast Highway at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled several times.
An officer in the area reported seeing the vehicle traveling down the highway at approximately 80 miles per hour when the driver apparently locked the wheels and lost control.
As the vehicle approached Ocean Avenue, it struck a curb on the west side of Main Beach and took to the air before striking a tree and rolling several times. The car finally came to a stop on its roof after skidding several lanes of the road.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extricate Meza from the vehicle, as he was trapped inside the crumpled mess that used to be his car.
He was immediately taken to the hospital for the treatment of his injuries which were not life threatening, though details on the full extent of his injuries were not released. Upon his release, he was arrested by police under suspicion of drunk driving after failing to pass a sobriety test.
Authorities closed down both directions of the highway for multiple hours as crews from the city cleaned up the wreckage and investigators looked for anything else that could have been a factor in the accident.
South Coast Highway is a dangerous road littered with hills and valleys. The road is also worryingly narrow, with parked cars and store fronts inches away from your car. Driving through such an area at high speeds, with or without the negative effects of alcohol is unsafe. There is little room for error, and even less room to recover from a mistake.
If you find yourself on a narrow road like this, it is important to maintain a safe speed and a constant focus on the things around you. Such a dangerous road requires only a momentary lapse in judgment to see you in a harmful or fatal accident.
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