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One man was killed and eight others were injured in a North Hills rollover crash triggered by a 20-year-old woman who ran a red light and crashed into a minivan at a street intersection the morning of April 17, 2016. According to a Fox 11 news report, the driver, Saidy Samayoa, was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street. Police say she sped away westbound on Parthenia in a white Toyota SUV, failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a Sienna minivan that was going north on Haskell Avenue. Continue reading →

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When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you stop, regardless of whose fault the accident was. As Orange County car accident attorneys who represent the seriously injured, we see examples of how motorists get themselves in trouble because of a momentary lapse in judgment, when they actually believe it is fine for them to leave the scene of an injury accident just because the accident may have been the other party’s fault. Guess what? If you left the scene of an injury hit-and-run crash, you could be looking at being charged with a felony crime.

We see examples of these cases pretty much on a daily basis. On the night of March 28, 2016 a male pedestrian was seriously injured in a Fullerton hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision was reported in the 400 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue when a vehicle struck a man running across the eastbound lanes. The driver left the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries. Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. Continue reading →

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A man suffered critical injuries in a truck underride accident early morning on March 15, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near the intersection of West Bastanchury Road and North Euclid Street in Fullerton. Police say a man driving a Ford Focus eastbound on Bastanchury, for an unknown reason, crashed into the rear of a big-rig.

The crash caused the car to become stuck underneath the back of the big-rig trapping the driver inside. Firefighters were able to extricate the man, but he was transported to an area trauma center in critical condition for treatment. Officials are still looking into what caused this major injury crash.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this truck accident. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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Tran Nguyen, 90, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck him when he was walking in a crosswalk. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue the morning of March 6, 2016. When police arrived at the scene they saw the pedestrian lying on the ground. Investigators say Nguyen was walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection when a pickup truck going northbound struck him.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. Nguyen was transported with life threatening injuries to an area trauma center where he later died. Police are looking into who had the right of way in this case. They don’t believe speed, alcohol or drugs caused this fatal crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 714-245-8216.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Tran Nguyen for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Two cars were involved in an Anaheim car accident later morning on March 3, 2016 after one of them ran a red light. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a Ford Escape traveling south on South Magnolia Avenue collided with a black Mercedes-Benz going west on West Broadway. One of the drivers ran a red light, but it was not clear which driver did that. The collision caused the Ford Escape to roll onto its roof. The driver of that car was transported to an area hospital. The other driver was uninjured. The investigation into who caused this crash is still ongoing. Continue reading →

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Two teen pedestrians, both males, suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident in Adelanto, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, the incident occurred the afternoon of February 28, 2016 at the intersection of Highway 395 and Chamberlaine Way.

Officials are still looking into how the crash occurred, but say one of the two teen pedestrians suffered life threatening injuries. Both pedestrians were transported to area trauma centers for treatment, while two others were taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Officials are still looking into whether the teens were in a crosswalk at the time. One of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the severely injured pedestrians and others who were hurt. We wish them all the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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A pedestrian was killed in a car crash in Downey, which officials say, was caused by suspected street racers. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident was reported at the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Imperial Highway the night of February 28, 2016. Police said a black BMW 328i and a grey Hyundai Tiburon were racing eastbound on Imperial Highway, with speeds reaching 100 mph. When the vehicles reached the intersection, the BMW crashed into a Nissan that was making a left turn from a westbound lane.

As the BMW crashed and lost control, it struck a man who was standing on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai managed to avoid crashing into the Altima. Three occupants from the Nissan were transported to an area with what were described as moderate injuries. The drivers of the BMW and the Hyundai were arrested and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased pedestrian for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We also wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and full recovery. Continue reading →

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David Antonio Hernandez, 21, was killed in a motorcycle accident, which officials say involved a city truck driven by a city public works employee. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal collision occurred the afternoon of February 25, 2016 along San Bernardino Road at Prospero Drive. Coroner’s officials determined that Hernandez died from multiple blunt-force trauma.

Police say the rider was heading east on San Bernardino Road when his Harley-Davidson Sportster collided with a city-owned Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by a 54-year-old employee of the Covina Public Works Department. The pickup truck was northbound on Prospero Drive when the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of this fatal collision remains under investigation. Continue reading →

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Two people, a father and daughter, were injured in a four-car crash in Garden Grove, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of February 21, 2016. Police say a man was driving southbound in a 2008 Chevy Silverado in the 13100 block of Magnolia Street when he struck a vehicle that was headed in the same direction.

The pickup truck driver lost control and hit two parked vehicles on the west side of the street, one of which was occupied by a man and his daughter, who was outside the vehicle trying to get grocery bags out. The impact of the collision caused the red Kia Sportage to roll over. The man inside was trapped and had to be extricated. Both father and daughter were taken to a local hospital. Officials said the daughter was lucky to be alive. The driver of the Silverado fled on foot. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 714-741-5704. Continue reading →

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A woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Rowland Heights, which officials say, involved a driver who was high on drugs. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal accident occurred the night of February 16, 2016 on Batson Avenue just south of Colima Road. Officials said the driver, 23-year-old Yussef Hadi Afra, was driving a 2015 Honda Civic north on Batson Avenue. The woman was crossing west on the roadway.

The Honda struck the woman who was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition She died shortly afterward. Afra was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Officials did not say what type of drugs he was suspected of using. The investigation is ongoing. The woman’s name was not released.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of this deceased victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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