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May 15th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Two Said to be from Area High Schools
At about 3:35 pm Monday afternoon, a newer model BMW allegedly driven by a High student lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a home and brick wall on South El Monte Avenue in Temple City just south of Live Oak Avenue after knocking down trees and fences in the process. The vehicle was allegedly traveling at approximately 90 miles an hour according to one paramedic who treated the driver.
David Arias, was one of numerous first responders who assisted with the crash scene. The paramedic with AMR extricated the 17 yr .old driver who was reportedly angry and agitated and apparently had his prom date in the car. His patient had very serious injuries and excessive bleeding.
The BMW came to rest after knocking down a brick wall and causing considerable property damage to a home on south El Monte and destroying trees. Some witnesses said the car “flew” through the front yard of the home.
Two students were transported to USC Trauma center and the other to Methodist. The students are listed in critical but stable condition and one moderate at a local hospital. The names have not been released due to the ages of the youths. No further details are available.
Witnesses say the students were from Arcadia High, surmising the path of travel and time of day, however at time of press no confirmation could be made on the schools these juveniles attend.
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