The father behind the wheel of the car that plunged into the water at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on Thursday, killing his 8 and 13-year-old sons, called the crash “a really bad accident.”
Ali Elmezayan described the chain of events that led to the tragic crash, telling KTLA he stopped the car at Berth 73 so he, his wife, and two sons could take in the view.
“I try to park next to the ocean,” Elmezayan said. But he said the car “didn’t stop.” “I don’t know how this happened,” he said.
The incident was reported about 6:10 p.m. Thursday, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. 911 callers said a woman in the water was screaming for help.