3:30PM | The driver of a vehicle that allegedly hit a woman and five children Thursday evening was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and later bailed himself out, police said Tuesday.
The driver, identified as John Untershine, 59, of Long Beach, was arrested at the scene of the accident and was in custody in Long Beach City Jail before being transferred to Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.
According to jail records, Untershine bailed himself out Monday at about 4:22PM.
Untershine could still be charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (LADA) in the coming weeks if found guilty, explained LADA spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani.
Untershine was previously arrested in June for discharging a firearm in a negligent manner.
Police dispatched to a person with a gun call in the 3300 block of E. 7th Street on June 3 at about 5:10PM and arrested Untershine, Arrona said. The case was presented to the city prosecutor's office.
Arrona said the two of the children hit were related; the other four victims were not related. Police said they did not immediately know the victims' conditions.
'Family of Six Left with Minor Injuries After Being Struck by Car'
August 14, 11:30PM | Five children and one woman were transported to local hospitals Thursday evening after being struck by a car.
Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene at the intersection of East Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue at about 7:06PM to find the six people with minor injuries. The woman and children, who are all related, were walking in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by the car, said LBFD spokesman Jake Heflin.
The injured children, whose ages range between 4 and 12 years old, and the woman were transported to local area hospitals for further evaluation, Heflin said.
Heflin said the details surrounding the accident are being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department, which remained on site to question the driver of the vehicle.
No other details were immediately available. We will update this story as we learn more.