Cops: Drunk Driver Plows into Good Samaritan Helping Students with Tire

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WEST ATHENS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Five people were injured early Thursday morning when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a pair of cars on the side of the freeway in West Athens.

The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. on the southbound 110 Freeway, at the transition to the westbound 105.

Authorities say a good Samaritan had stopped to help some college students who were struggling to change a flat tire.

That's when a suspected drunk driver hit their vehicles.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, there was still a man, believed to be the good Samaritan, pinned under one of the cars.

Paramedics freed him from the wreckage and rushed him to Harbor General Hospital.

Emergency crews found additional victims lying on the ground near the accident site, some more seriously injured than others.

In all, five victims, including the good Samaritan were taken to the hospital. Two were critically injured, and three suffered minor injuries, paramedics said.

The CHP arrested the driver who caused the accident after administering a field sobriety test.

None of the victims has been identified. The identity of the driver has also not been released.

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