Camarillo/ Man Badly Injured in Traffic Collision
10/14/2011 7:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Camarillo Man Badly Injured in Traffic Collision
Moorpark Road (Norwegian Grade)
Date & Time:
October 14, 2011 @ 1:32 AM
Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent
City of Residence
Gomez, Alejandro Guillermo
At 1:32 this morning, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a reported vehicle fire on north Moorpark Road. This section of Moorpark Road is commonly referred to as the Norwegian Grade and it connects the northern portion of Thousand Oaks with the Santa Rosa Valley. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies determined that the vehicle on fire had been involved in a collision prior to catching fire.
The investigation revealed that Alejandro Gomez was driving his 2008 Volkswagen Passat northbound on Moorpark Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car and left the roadway. Gomez's car collided head on into a tree on the west side of the road and came to rest a short distance away. Gomez was helped out of the car by other motorists who drove up shortly after the accident occurred.
Gomez suffered serious injuries as a result of this collision. He was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital where he was admitted for treatment. The cause of this collision is still being investigated, but accident investigators believe the consumption of alcohol and excessive speed were both contributing factors.
Gomez was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and later released due to his hospitalization.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sgt. Rick Harwood
Media Release Date:
October 14, 2011
Sgt. Rick Harwood / (805) 494-8271
Capt. Bill Ayub