22-Year-Old Arrested After 10 Injured in Fiery Mercedes Crash

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    Ten people were injured in an eight-car accident in San Jose late Sunday night, in a fiery crash that began with a speeding Mercedes, and a driver arrested on a felony DUI charge. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Monday, Aug 18, 2014)

    Sgt. Heather Randol said Bryan Cuellar was booked on charges of felony driving while under the influence, hit and run and resisting arrest. Attempts to reach him or find out who was representing him wasn't immediately successful.

    Police offered no new details on the major injury collision that was reported at 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, when officers spotted a black Mercedes sedan traveling eastbound on Ocala Avenue near Capitol Expressway at a "high rate of speed." Three passengers in the Mercedes were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the remaining victims in the other cars were all expected to live.

    Officers said the Mercedes plowed through a red light at the intersection and broadsided another vehicle. The Mercedes rolled over several time colliding with other cars and a light in the process.

    Finally, the Mercedes landed in the westbound lane of Ocala Avenue. The driver of the Mercedes got out of the car and began to run. But he was arrested shortly afterward.

    Morales said there were three passengers trapped in the Mercedes as it began to go up in flames. Officers began to put out the fire with fire extinguishers until firefighters arrived and took over eventually extricated the three passengers.