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The person killed when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a family of four as they were out for a walk in Irvine Wednesday night was the mother of the two teenagers, and wife of the man who were also injured in the crash, police said Thursday. Where’s my dad? “We convinced her to sit down because she was losing blood and was not doing well,” she said. Police later announced the arrest of 37-year-old Irvine resident Kamal Attoh on suspicion of DUI. Good Samaritans were trying to get the driver out of the car, which had continued down an embankment with one of the victims still underneath it, as others attended to the rest of the victims. The girl’s brother also had some injuries and appeared to be in shock, he said. The teenagers’ injuries were not believed to be life threatening, a sergeant at the scene told KTLA. All four family members were taken to local hospitals, where the mother died from her injuries sometime after 9 p.m., Irvine police stated. Ali Kachueian arrived at the crash scene and found victims all around him. Police later confirmed the four victims were all members of the same family, describing them as a 45-year-old mother, her 49-year-old husband, and their 16-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter. The injuries to the other family members were described as “serious” by the Police Department following the crash. The mother was killed and the father and teenagers are still in the hospital. The “teenage girl, her face was full of blood,” Kachueian said. A woman was lying on the ground, a boy and girl appeared to be injured and “we saw someone stuck under the car,” Kachueian said. Where’s my father?” area resident Catherine Gresh said. (Credit: KTLA)
A man living near Ridgeline and Turtle Rock drives said he was home when he heard the crash about 8 p.m. The father was in surgery overnight and officials have not updated his condition. Video showed officers giving a field sobriety test to a man. A family of four was struck by a suspected impaired driver while they were walking on the sidewalk on Ridgeline in Irvine last night. The driver of the car stayed at the scene, police said. and rushed outside.