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Child Hospitalized in Collision on Glendora Avenue

Father of the very young child reportedly drunk behind the wheel, police said.

A Good Samaritan helped officers locate a DUI suspect after he crashed his car, took his child from the vehicle and fled on foot.

The very young child was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, but no significant injuries were reported in the solo crash. Damage to the car was described as "substantial" by police. The child was in a car seat.

The driver was taken into custody.

The collision was reported around 7:42 p.m. on Glendora Avenue near Ronwood Street. The driver was traveling northbound when he lost control of the car. It jumped the curb on the east side of the road, knocked down a light pole and damaged a chain link fence, said Lieutenant James DeMond.

The man took his young child out of the car and fled northbound. A witness to the crash followed the man while police were en route to the scene. The driver was able to run to Mauna Loa Avenue when officers found him, but the man refused to stop.

"He was arrested. There was a minor altercation," DeMond said.

Booking information was not yet available, but the driver is expected to be booked on suspicion of hit and run, DUI hit and run and causing a traffic collision with injuries, DeMond said.

thatdellguy November 18, 2012 at 10:06 AM
I was with my wife on Gladstone turning onto Glendora when we saw this white sports car going at least 75mph.
Ryan November 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I drove past right after it happened. No police on scene yet. That car was mangled along with the fence and a concrete light pole. Glad that no innocent people were injured.
Amber Lynn November 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM
I drove past it. I think I know the driver.
Jolie Elman November 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The live calls/arrest log on http://ci.glendora.ca.us/GPDLiveCalls/ArrestLog.aspx unfortunately fails to list the arrest information on this clown.
SHARON GREEN November 24, 2012 at 07:07 PM
This is just down the street from 1000 S. Glendora Ave, Heritage Oaks apartments for seniors 55 years and older. A few months back a power pole was hit. The article was in the Glendora Patch and San Gabriel Valley Examiner. Over 500 people signed my petition to ask the Glendora City Council to do something. The accidents due to speeding drivers could be slowed down to 25 mph by a Senior Facility sign with a 25 mph sign and then the speed light signs would blink 25 mph! Maybe they would still speed but the light signs would slow down the speeding cars to maybe 40 mph instead of 60 mph! I took pictures and will post them when I have time. Baseline has a 25 mph sign at a school and 35 mph sign at baseline and Glendora! If they can have a slower speed limit on Baseline why can't they have a slower speed limit on Glendora Ave between Baseline and Ronwood?

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