Skooter reporting 05/15/12
A tragic road accident occurred at Chatsworth when a 21-year-old Simi Valley woman died early Monday morning when she lost control of the car she was driving, crashed into a delivery truck, and then was struck by oncoming traffic.
The collision happened when the woman identified as Brandi Todd, was driving her silver, 2007 Toyota Scion north on De Soto Avenue at about 65 miles per hour, a witness told police. Todd appears to be chasing the driver of a white car, also heading toward north on De Soto Avenue and Devonshire Street, witness told Los Angeles Police Officer John Stafford, an investigator from the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division.
In front of both cars was a Frito-Lay delivery truck, driven by a 38-year-old Winnetka man. The speeding white car managed to swerve around the truck and Todd’s car tried to swerve as well, but it struck the back of the truck instead, Stafford said.
As result, Todd’s car went berserk, lost control and ended up sideways into the southbound lane, where her vehicle was hit on the driver’s side by a 2002 GMC Envoy. Todd and the Envoy’s driver, a 63-year-old Canyon Country resident, were brought to a local hospital.
At the hospital Todd was pronounced DOA, according to an LAPD statement. Stafford said it was nobody’s fault. It was unclear if road rage or any other factor was involved, Stafford said.
LA Daily News