A man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after a two-vehicle collision injured four people, two of whom were ejected from their vehicle, Torrance police reported Friday.
The collision was reported about 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Carlow Road and Calle Mayor, according to Torrance Police Department Sgt. Ronald Harris.
A black 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling southwest on Calle Mayor when it collided with a white 2000 Honda Civic that was making a left onto Carlow Road from Calle Mayor, Harris said.
The collision caused two of the Honda’s three passengers — 26- and 22-year-old women from San Pedro — to be ejected from the back seat of the Honda, the sergeant said. Both suffered major injuries and were hospitalized, Harris said.
The Honda driver, a 19-year-old man from San Pedro, and his front seat passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Wilmington, sustained minor injuries and were also taken to a hospital, the sergeant said.
“During the investigation, officers suspected the driver of the Toyota Prius, Paul Molles, 50-year-old male from Redondo Beach, to be driving under the influence of alcohol,” Harris said. “He was subsequently arrested at the scene.”
Westbound lanes of Calle Mayor were closed between Carlow Road and Pacific Coast Highway for about three hours following the collision, Harris said.
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