Three teenaged girls were injured after being struck by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver that jumped the curb and hit a tree Wednesday afternoon in Rancho Cucamonga.
According to local police, the collision took place at around 2:30 p.m., where 26 year old Cory Holker was attempting to make a pass on another vehicle. His ill-conceived maneuver forced his car up onto the sidewalk where it crashed into a tree.
The impact spun the back end of the vehicle across the sidewalk and into three teenaged girls who were walking home from nearby Alta Loma High School.
One of the girls suffered a broken leg as a result of being briefly pinned between the car and tree, though all three were able to avoid any life threatening damage. They are all expected to make a full recovery.
Residents nearby who heard the accident quickly responded to the scene to help the girls. “I heard the screech of the tires, felt a really bad feeling,” said Raymond Holland, who rushed to offer aid. “By the time I got to the door, I heard the bang and the whole house shook.”
Holland also reported to police that Holker made no attempt to help the injured teens, instead trying to dispose of multiple liquor bottles before police arrived. Police arrested him on the scene under suspicion of driving under the influence, where he will now await criminal charges.
Holker is lucky that his dangerous driving did not inflict more serious damage. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a frequent killer of innocent motorists and pedestrians. Getting behind the wheel of an automobile while intoxicated is never worth the risk, and needlessly puts lives in danger.
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