Around 2:45 am, our officers along with Mountain View firefighters responded to the 2200 block of Old Middlefield Way for reports of a crash. When we arrived, we saw that one car, a truck, had hit several other cars (all vacant) that were parked along the side of the road. The car, at some point, flipped and landed on the ramp of an equipment trailer.
The driver of that car, who suffered major injuries, ran away from the crash site, but was found two blocks away. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A second driver in a second vehicle also crashed, and he suffered minor injuries. He was detained at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that both drivers appeared to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
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We’d also like to take this time to remind people of the “Avoid the 13” campaign that our department participates in annually. The campaign raises awareness about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Our officers will be out this weekend making sure everyone is driving safely.
Have a great three day weekend, but remember, if you have been drinking, please designate a sober driver to get you home.
UPDATE: The driver who suffered major injuries remains hospitalized. The driver of the second vehicle, 22-year-old Martin Menjivar Carbajal, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.