Lost Out of Control on I-5

by Richard Fadera, Staff Photographer 656 views0

A silver Honda Civic driven by Elva Ramirez, 26, from Sylmar, hit the guard rail and went off to the side of I-5 northbound near Valencia Blvd exit and fell on a 6-ft drop canal on May 9, 2012 around 4:30PM. A witness, Tyesha Braithwaite, 27, said that she saw the silver Honda Civic coming from the fast lane swerved to the side, hit the guardrail and fell off of the side of the freeway.

The paramedics, Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol (CHP) were on the scene and according to Officer Kelly of CHP, Ramirez lost control of the vehicle and was running 30-40 mph. Initial investigation is that the car had a low tire pressure that lead to the accident. Ramirez was driving to her doctor for a check-up before the accident happened. (Photos by: Richard Fadera)

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