Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Car crash in front of the Westside Chevron Gas Station.
A red car crashes into a palm tree and sign at the Westside Chevron Gas Station located at 2321 Needles Highway in Needles, California.
The crash happened at around 7:00pm PT on Sunday, July 12th, 2015 and right in front of ZachNews Journalist Zachary A. Lopez as he was getting dinner at the Panda Garden Restaurant across the street from the Westside Chevron Gas Station.
The car was heading westbound on the right left lane of Needles Highway and picked up speed zipping by as the car passes T Street, but then the car cross the double yellow lines at the turn, crossed over traffic, and smashed into a palm tree and small Westside Chevron Gas Station sign.
Witnesses as well as customers from the Westside Chevron Gas Station and the Panda Garden Restaurant including ZachNews Journalist Zachary A. Lopez ran to the crash and called 911 as the driver was talking and moving.
Near by, a wildfire crew that was at the Westside Chevron Gas Station rushed over to the crash to see if everybody was alright.
The driver and passenger got out of the car on their own as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, and an ambulance from Baker Emergency Medical Services rushed to the car crash.
A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy was seen giving the driver a D.U.I. test.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies tells ZachNews that the driver was arrested for Felony D.U.I.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies also tells ZachNews that the passenger suffered a neck injury after the crash.
The passenger was seen being treated by Baker Emergency Medical Services.
ZachNews was shown a video for the car crash captured from a near by surveillance camera at the Westside Chevron Gas Station.
** Video: Surveillance Video: Car Crash: **
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies remained at the car crash site, taking pictures, and talking to witnesses including to ZachNews Journalist Zachary A. Lopez.
** Video: Video: Car Crash Aftermath: **
A towing crew arrived and cleared the car wreck away.
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