Driver Critical, 4 Suffer Minor Injuries Following 3 Car Crash in Fullerton; Police Say DUI and Speed Possible Factors

A driver was critically injured, and four others suffered minor injuries, early Saturday following a three car crash in Fullerton, police reported.

One person was critically injured, and four others suffered minor injuries, following a three car crash in Fullerton on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

One person was critically injured, and four others suffered minor injuries, following a three car crash in Fullerton on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Gilbert Street. According to a news release issued by the Fullerton Police Department,  the preliminary investigation shows a white Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Commonwealth at a high rate of speed when it appeared to have rear-ended a black Dodge Challenger and a grey Toyota Camry, which were both stopped for a red light at the intersection of Commonwealth and Gilbert.

The 21-year-old male driver of the Honda Accord, who police say may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The 34-year-old driver of the Toyota Camry and a 40-year-old male passenger suffered minor back injuries, while the 44-year-old female driver of the Dodge Challenger and her 24-year-old female passenger also sustained minor injuries. All four victims were taken to local hospitals.

One person was critically injured, and four others suffered minor injuries, following a three car crash in Fullerton on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

One person was critically injured, and four others suffered minor injuries, following a three car crash in Fullerton on Oct. 22, 2016. (Credit: Fullerton Police Department)

The intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Gilbert Street was expected to remain closed several hours into Saturday morning, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was asked to call Fullerton Police Department Investigator Hazel Rios at 714- 738-6812.