There’s nothing that makes me more angry than when people die because of f-cking dip sh-t morons who think they can drink and drive. Today the LA Times had the displeasure of reporting the news that legendary director Bob Clark (67), along with his son (22), were killed in a major car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades around 2AM. Bob Clark was responsible for bringing such classics as A Christmas Story, Porky’s, Black Christmas and Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things to the big screen. Read on for the tragic news.
The LA Times reports:
Film director Robert Clark and his son Ariel were killed in an early morning collision along a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, authorities said.
Clark directed the classic holiday film “A Christmas Story” in 1983 and was also the producer of the “Porkys” films, along with about two dozen other features.
The crash, which occurred about 2:30 a.m., left the highway closed between Temescal Canyon Road and West Sunset Boulevard until 10:40 a.m., while police investigated at the scene, said Kevin Maiberger, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police said Clark, 67, and his son, who was 22, were found dead at the scene in the silver Infiniti.
The driver and passenger of the other vehicle, a GMC Yukon, were taken to the UCLA Medical Center with “serious” injuries, Maiberger said. Both of them are thought to be in their 20s. The male driver is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Maiberger said.
Maiberger added that speed was another factor in the crash, but he said the investigation has not determined to what extent. “I’m not sure if that means one car, or both cars were speeding,” he said.