A Ferrari crashed into a power pole just north of Sunset Boulevard, a car crash which finished with dramatic consequences considering that one occupant of the car was killed instantly and the other was badly injured. Following this tragic accident, part of Pacific Coast Highway was closed for several hours.
According to the police report, the driver was headed from Malibu to Pacific Palisades when he lost control of the supercar at a pair of S-curves just inside the L.A. city limits and hit a power pole, causing a temporary power outage in the area.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence told Patch that part of the Ferrari, which was split in half as a result of the collision, fell to the beach below, while the passenger, a 23-year-old Basil Max Price III, of Pomona, died at the scene.
Unfortunately that’s not all because, paramedics took the driver, 24-year-old Vladimir Skvortsov of Upland, to UCLA Medical Center in critical condition.
Detectives are asking the public for help in finding the cause. It is not yet known if alcohol was involved.
The roadway was reopened at 7am.
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