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 mentioned.
Shortly after 5pm, a person driving a white BMW M4 was touring the improper course on Freeway 84 — headed eastbound within the westbound lane — when he collided with a grey Ford Taurus on a good, blind flip, in response to California Freeway Patrol.
The solo occupant of the BMW, who’s from Australia, was not accustomed to the windy, two-lane roadway, Officer David LaRock mentioned.
The person has not been in america lengthy, which LaRock mentioned prompted the CHP to conclude that he might have thought he was driving on the proper aspect of the street. Australian motorists sit in the proper entrance seat and drive on the left hand aspect of the street, as they do in the UK and lots of former British colonies.
A male passenger within the again seat of the Taurus was declared lifeless on the scene, simply east of Peek-A-Boo Lane. The three different passengers have been taken to Stanford Medical Middle, the place the lady who additionally was driving within the again seat of the Taurus was declared lifeless. CHP couldn’t verify whether or not the victims have been carrying seatbelts.
LaRock mentioned all 4 passengers of the Taurus lived close by, and the collision occurred solely minutes away from their dwelling in southern unincorporated San Mateo County. LaRock was not in a position to verify every other details about any of the victims.
Medicine and alcohol should not suspected to have contributed to the collision. The Australian driver was nonetheless hospitalized by Saturday afternoon.