Sherman Oaks News
SHERMAN OAKS — A man saved from a car crash on December 25, 2013 was arrested following the incident for driving under the influence.
The crash involved a 72-year-old male who drove his Mercedes Benz station wagon into the right shoulder wall and then into the center divider of the 405 freeway on its northbound lanes, according to Officer Kevin Tao of the California Highway Patrol. The accident, which took place south of the
Battalion Chief Glenn Miyagishima of the Los Angeles Fire Department was traveling southbound on the 405 when he jumped into action to aid Officer Thompson and two other civilians who pulled the man from his car and over the center divider to safety on the southbound lanes. Officer Thompson was treated for first and second degree burns as well as smoke inhalation, but he was later released.
The suspect, who remains nameless at the printing of this story, was taken to
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