07.06.2022 | 10:54 PM | TUSTIN – A suspected DUI driver was arrested following a violent crash that trapped an elderly woman in her vehicle, late Wednesday night.
The collision occurred in the 14100 block of Holt Avenue, near Vanderlip Avenue, around 10:54 PM when a white Nissan 370Z driven by a suspected DUI driver T-boned a black Ford sedan.
The impact of the crash left the Ford’s driver, an elderly female, trapped in the vehicle while the Nissan came to rest against a curb.
Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes using the ‘Jaws of Life’ and other power tools to extricate the elderly driver before rushing her to OC Global Medical Center as a “moderate trauma” patient, according to fire department radio traffic.
The driver of the Nissan declined medical treatment at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI following a series of field sobriety tests.
Surveillance footage from a nearby home appears to show the Nissan traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Holt Avenue before colliding with the Ford as it turned left from Vanderlip Avenue onto southbound Holt.
Several residents of the area said that speeding and street racing are an ongoing issue in the area despite complaints to city and county officials.