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Fullerton DUI crash: Family says suspect was fleeing gang assault

Family members of the driver in a suspected DUI crash that left 10 people injured in Fullerton are expressing sympathy for the victims and saying the suspect was fleeing from gang members when the collision happened.

Police say the suspect, 22-year-old Christopher Solis of Anaheim, was under the influence of drugs when he allegedly plowed his Toyota Tacoma into a group of people on the sidewalk in downtown Fullerton early Sunday morning.

The crash left nine pedestrians plus a passenger in his vehicle hospitalized with serious injuries.

One of the injured pedestrians was 21-year-old Christine Navarro, who was pinned under the truck, leaving her with a dislocated hip, broken rib and back fractures.

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