Monday night at approximately 8:15 p.m., two drivers suffered serious injuries as a result of a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.
According to witnesses, the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling southbound on PCH at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of traffic. The driver slammed into a Honda Prelude, driven by a Pepperdine University student in his mid-20's, who was heading home from school. The student's car spun around, and then was hit a second time head on by the Honda Accord.
Sergeant Richard Lewis with the Santa Monica Police Department said that the 32-year-old driver of the 1997 Honda Accord will likely be charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs, possibly methamphetamine and marijuana.
Both drivers suffered serious injuries. The suspect was treated at a local hospital for a broken pelvis and leg. The Pepperdine student was treated for two broken legs.
Both cars were totaled.
The collision caused the closure of all southbound lanes of PCH between the California Incline and the McClure Tunnel for approximately two hours after the accident.