The 19 year old brother of Paris Hilton, Conrad Hilton, was involved in a major car accident on I-10 Saturday, according to CHP Officer Stephanie Hamilton.
She said Hilton was driving a black 2013 BMW eastbound near the Date Palm Drive exit when he collided with a VW Beetle around 12:20 p.m. The driver of the Volkswagen was trying to change lanes when Hilton struck the rear of his car, causing the VW to spin out of control.
Hilton then collided with the back of a big rig. The Jaws of Life were used to cut Hilton from the car and he was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with severe injuries, Hamilton said in a statement Tuesday.
The driver of the VW and big rig were both uninjured in the crash.
Hamilton said earlier that day in Cherry Valley, a U.S. Forest Service park ranger tried to stop Hilton for speeding and passing on the right shoulder, but ended up losing him.
News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 viewers contacted us on Facebook to describe the reckless driving that took place that afternoon.
One man said he was passed by the black BMW on I-10 and estimated the rate of speed in excess of 120 MPH. He was especially troubled by the behavior given the fact that his pregnant wife was in the car with him at the time.
Another viewer who witnessed the scene said the BMW was terrifying other drivers on the interstate by driving well over 100 MPH and driving in the dirt emergency lane.
CHP said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash. It's unknown if charges will be filed against Hilton. The investigation is ongoing.
Photo from Shella Joy Dancel