LA HONDA – A person and girl of their 60s have been killed after a wrong-way driver hit their car head-on close to La Honda Friday night, authorities stated.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a person driving a white BMW M4 was touring the fallacious course on Freeway 84 — headed eastbound within the westbound lane — when he collided with a grey Ford Taurus on a decent, blind flip, in accordance with California Freeway Patrol.
The BMW’s sole occupant, who’s from Australia, was not acquainted with the winding, two-lane roadway, Officer David LaRock stated.
The person has not been in the USA lengthy, which LaRock stated prompted the CHP to conclude that he could have thought he was driving on the proper facet of the street. Australian motorists sit in the precise entrance seat and drive on the left facet of the street, as they do in the UK and plenty of former British colonies.
A male passenger within the again seat of the Taurus was declared useless on the scene, simply east of Peek-A-Boo Lane. The three different passengers have been taken to Stanford Medical Middle, the place the girl who additionally was using within the again seat of the Taurus was declared useless. CHP couldn’t verify whether or not the victims have been sporting seatbelts.
LaRock stated all 4 passengers of the Taurus lived close by, and the collision occurred solely minutes from their house in unincorporated San Mateo County. LaRock was not capable of verify some other details about any of the victims.
Medication and alcohol should not suspected to have contributed to the collision. The Australian driver was nonetheless hospitalized Saturday afternoon.