Press Release

 

Thousand Oaks Serious Traffic Collision-Injured Teen
5/23/2011 5:39:00 PM

 

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty City of Residence Age
P-1 Female Juvenile (passenger of Veh-1) Thousand Oaks 16
P-2 Male Juvenile (driver of Veh-1) Thousand Oaks 17
P-3 Male Juvenile (driver of Veh-2) Thousand Oaks 16
P-4 Female Juvenile (passenger of Veh-1) Thousand Oaks 17
P-5 Male Juvenile (passenger of Veh-2) Thousand Oaks 17
P-6 Male Juvenile (passenger of Veh-2) Thousand Oaks 17

Narrative:

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is investigating a serious traffic collision that occurred on the 300 Block of Massey Street. Several juveniles were in the process of vandalizing a home using paint balls and eggs. It is believed that this was retaliation for a vandalism that occurred at their home earlier in the evening. P-1 was standing in the rear bed of a white Ford pickup truck being driven by P-2. P-3 was driving a gray Audi hatchback, which was directly behind the pickup.

At some point during the vandalism, someone yelled for the driver's to take off. As P-2 accelerated, P-1 lost her balance and fell out of the pickup. P-3, who also sped away, did not see P-1 and drove over her, dragging her under the vehicle for over 100 feet. P-2, realized that P-1 had fallen out of the vehicle and quickly stopped. P-3 also stopped and suddenly realized that what he had driven over was P-1.

Emergency personnel was called and responded to the scene. P-1 was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital. P-1 suffered serious injuries and is schedule to be transferred to another hospital for further treatment.

The investigation is continuing.



Officer Preparing Release: Robert Fleming, Sergeant

Follow-up Contact: Rick Godfrey, Senior Deputy (805) 494-8271

Date of Release: 5/23/11

Approved By: Jeff Matson, Chief of Police

Address/Location
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511