a very smart girl, very good girl, very respectful girl. She never had problems
at home with us,” said Suhilah Hariri, a relative of victim Malak Hariri,
who said she had raised the teen.
one survivor found about 50 yards from
the burning Nissan when police arrived
on the scene shortly after 4 a.m. The 18-year-old woman was taken to the Los
Angeles County Medical Center, said Sergeant Darin Ryburn. She suffered a
broken leg and appeared to be in serious condition, according to Fire Battalion
Chief Ron Barone. A friend of the woman told MyFoxLA.com that she had also
suffered a dislocated hip and would need rods put in her leg as a result of her
reported smelling alcohol on the survivor’s breath, said Barone. It’s unclear
how the woman got out of the vehicle while the others were trapped inside.
was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
was absolutely no possibility of any rescue whatsoever,” Barone said.
from the fire spread to nearby trees and brush and Barone says they
within moments of firefighters’ arriving.
pretty horrific,” Ryburn said.