August 2011 Archives

August 31, 2011

Pedestrian Suffers Brain Injury in San Diego Car Accident

San Diego Auto CollisionA 54-year-old man was severely injured in a San Diego car accident when he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to a 10News report, the pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Genesee Avenue and Mount Alifan Drive in Clairemont Mesa, the night of August 29, 2011. The victim suffered serious injuries including bleeding of the brain and a broken arm. The 19-year-old male driver of the Acura was not injured in the crash. It is not clear if the driver will be cited for the collision.

My thoughts and prayers are with the pedestrian who has apparently suffered a traumatic brain injury in this crash. I wish him the very best for a complete and fast recovery.

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August 30, 2011

Police Officer Injured in Garden Grove DUI Collision

Drunk Driving Auto Collision in Orange CountyA police sergeant was injured in an Orange County car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a City News Service report, the DUI collision occurred at the intersection of Euclid Street and Trask Avenue, the night of August 28, 2011. The officer was in an unmarked police car, southbound on Euclid, when a sedan heading east on Trask hit the police vehicle. The collision caused the police car to end up on the center median. The police sergeant and the male driver of the other vehicle were taken to area hospitals for treatment of moderate injuries. The 23-year-old driver of the sedan is expected to be arrested on suspicion of DUI, officials say.

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August 29, 2011

Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Los Angeles Car Accident

Drunk Driving Collision in Los AngelesFour people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a suspected drunk driver who was driving the wrong way on a freeway. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the serious injury accident occurred the morning of August 27, 2011 on the 5 Freeway in Pacoima. California Highway Patrol officials say a black Mini Cooper was traveling the wrong way when it struck a white truck. Several vehicles were involved. Three people have been listed in critical condition and one person is in fair condition. Officials say the wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries and has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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August 26, 2011

Ventura Hit-and-Run Car Accident Causes Injuries

Auto Collision in VenturaA woman and a baby were injured in a Ventura car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the hit-and-run car accident occurred on Spring Road at Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark, the night of August 24, 2011. The woman and baby were occupants of a vehicle that was rear-ended by a car driven by 34-year-old Francisco Xavier Martinez-Amezcua. The extent of the victims' injuries is not clear at this point. Martinez-Amezcua left the scene of the crash and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run.

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August 25, 2011

Bicyclist Killed in Compton Hit-And-Run Car Accident

Auto Collision in Los AngelesA 50-year-old male bicyclist was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, the night of August 23, 2011. According to a City News Service report, the fatal bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Redondo Beach Boulevard in Compton. The man was riding his bicycle north on Avalon and had entered the intersection when he was struck by the BMW, which was westbound on Redondo Beach Boulevard. He was thrown from his bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Officials are trying to find the driver responsible for this fatal hit-and-run crash.

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August 24, 2011

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Riverside Car Accident

Maria Carachure Auto CollisionMaria Carachure, 64, sustained life-threatening injuries in a Riverside car accident after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street, the night of August 20, 2011. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, Carachure was walking in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection of California Avenue and Heidi Road, when she was struck by a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 59-year-old Celia Scott. Carachure was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Officials say Scott failed to see the pedestrian as she crossed the street. They do not believe alcohol was a factor. An investigation is ongoing.

I sympathize with Maria Carachure and her family members for what they are going through at this time. I wish her the very best for a quick and full recovery. Please keep this victim in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 23, 2011

Pedestrian Killed in Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Crash

Auto Collision in Los AngelesA woman was fatally injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials report, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the pedestrian accident occurred on Rosecrans Avenue, between Budlong and Normandie avenues, in Gardena, the night of August 19, 2011. The woman was crossing the street when a gray, four-door 2000-2001 Honda Civic or Accord struck her. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Witnesses say that the hit-and-run driver was a Latino male between 25 and 30 years old with short or shaved hair and a medium to heavy build. Officials also say that there were two passengers in the car. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has information about the suspect or vehicle is asked call Gardena police at 310-217-6135.

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August 22, 2011

Irvine Car Accident Injures Bicyclist

Auto Collision in IrvineA female bicyclist was injured in an Irvine car accident after she was struck by a vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the morning of August 19, 2011 on the Alton Parkway off-ramp to the 5 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officials say the bicyclist crossed the off-ramp on a green light as the driver of a Mercedes Benz attempted a right-hand turn while exiting the freeway. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with apparently non-life-threatening injuries. Officials are investigating the cause of this bicycle accident.

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August 19, 2011

Pedestrian Injured in Simi Valley Car Accident

Auto Collision in Simi ValleyA 57-year-old man was seriously injured in a Simi Valley car accident after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the injury pedestrian accident happened at the intersection of Royal Avenue and Sycamore Drive, the night of August 18, 2011. Police are still looking into whether the man was in the crosswalk when the collision occurred. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

I deeply sympathize with the victim who has sustained major injuries here. I pray for his swift and full recovery.

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August 18, 2011

Seven Injured in Victorville Car Accident

Auto Collision Attorneys in San BernardinoSeven people were injured, two critically, in a San Bernardino car accident, the night of August 17, 2011. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of Hook Boulevard and Rosemary Drive in Victorville. Two of the most seriously injured victims were airlifted to an area hospital. Five others were transported by ambulance to local medical centers. Officials are still looking into what caused this injury crash.

My heart goes out to everyone who was injured in this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 17, 2011

San Diego Car Accident Caused by Unsafe Lane Change, Officials Say

Pejman Sagart Auto CollisionPejman Sagart, 44, and his passenger were injured in a San Diego car accident involving a suspected drunk driver. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury crash occurred on westbound Interstate 8, near North Johnson Avenue, in El Cajon, the morning of August 15, 2011. Police say Sagart was driving a Mustang when a GMC flatbed truck cut him off. The Mustang rear-ended the truck and scaffolding that was on the truck crashed through the Mustang’s windshield. Sagart and his passenger both sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup, 35-year-old Juan Talavera, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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August 16, 2011

DUI Collision in Riverside Kills Motorcyclist

Jon Boehning Auto CollisionJon Boehning, 47, was killed in a Riverside car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of August 14, 2011 at the intersection of Clinton Keith Road and Palomar Street in Wildomar. Boehning was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after the crash. The driver of the pickup truck that struck Boehning was identified as 30-year-old Jose Lujan of Vista. Officials say he has been charged with drunk driving and gross vehicular manslaughter.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Jon Boehning for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 15, 2011

San Diego Car Accident Involves Police Officer

Christine Stanley and Dustin Lopez Auto CollisionChristine Stanley, 60, and a San Diego Sheriff's deputy identified as Dustin Lopez, were injured in a San Diego car accident the morning of August 12, 2011. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury crash occurred at the intersection of La Costa Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road in Carlsbad. Witnesses told police that Lopez, who was traveling south on Rancho Santa Fe, ran a red light and crashed into a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Honda van. Stanley, an occupant of the Mercedes, was hospitalized for head injuries and pain, while Lopez sustained head injuries. No one in the van was injured. An investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with Christine Stanley and Dustin Lopez following this three-car collision. I wish them both a complete and speedy recovery.

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August 12, 2011

Two Killed in San Bernardino Car Accident

Abdul Matin Formoli and Brian Griffin Lynn Auto CollisionAbdul Matin Formoli, 41, and Brian Griffin Lynn, 62, were both killed in a San Bernardino car accident that involved a head-on collision. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the fatal car accident occurred the afternoon of August 11, 2011 on Highway 247, near Barstow. Officials say the northbound 2004 Toyota driven by Formoli drifted into the southbound traffic lane, striking a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Lynn. Formoli died at the scene. Lynn was transported to an area hospital where he died. Lynn's wife, who was a passenger in the pickup truck, was also injured, but her condition is not known.

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August 11, 2011

Transit Bus Accident in Riverside Injures Seven

Auto Collision in TemeculaSeven people were injured, one critically, in a Temecula car accident that involved a Riverside Transit agency bus and several other vehicles. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury accident occurred on the Interstate 15 at Winchester Road, the morning of August 10, 2011. California Highway Patrol officials say, the transit bus carrying five passengers slammed into the back of a box truck that was stopped at the end of a line of cars waiting to exit the freeway. The bus driver did not notice the backed up vehicles. The bus driver's leg was almost severed in the crash and his injuries are potentially life-threatening. Six others were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

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August 10, 2011

Man Killed in Los Angeles Car Accident

Michael Ruiz Car CollisionMichael Ruiz, 23, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident when his vehicle lost control and crashed into the center median. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal car accident occurred on the 60 Freeway in Monterey Park, early morning on August 8, 2011. Ruiz's 1991 Acura crashed into an on-ramp divider before veering and striking a center median. A second vehicle then hit the driver's side of the Acura. An investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to the friends and family of Michael Ruiz following this tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

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August 9, 2011

Three Pedestrians Injured in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Car Accident

Hit and Run Auto CollisionsThree men were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the hit-and-run accident occurred in a parking lot near 11th and Hill streets in Los Angeles, the early morning of August 7, 2011. The three men were walking in the parking lot when a gray Audi A-4 struck them. The victims of this pedestrian accident suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Audi left the scene without stopping to help the injured victims. Officials are still looking for that hit-and-run driver and vehicle.

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August 8, 2011

Elderly Driver Killed in Huntington Beach Car Accident

Mary Therese Ehrenfeld Auto CollisionMary Therese Ehrenfeld, 79, was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after her car was struck by another vehicle, the afternoon of August 6, 2011. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred on Adams Avenue, near Bushard Street, in Huntington Beach. The incident involved a Buick Regal sedan, driven by Ehrenfeld, and a Jeep Cherokee, driven by Cynthia Lynn Kelber, 60, colliding at a high speed. Ehrenfeld was killed in the crash, while Kelber sustained minor injuries.

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August 4, 2011

Woman Injured in Riverside Hit-and-Run Car Accident

Personal injury lawyer in RiversideShynise J. Brown, 18, was seriously injured in a Riverside car accident, which officials say, involved two erratic drivers who left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the hit-and-run car accident occurred along Highway 91, near Madison Street, in Riverside County, the early morning of July 31, 2011.

Brown was travelling in her 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo when two vehicles, a dark 2003 Chevrolet Malibu and a dark SUV, were swerving in and out of their lanes of traffic. The Malibu swerved to the right and forced Brown's car to spin out of control and crash into a metal guardrail. Brown suffered severe injuries and the two drivers responsible for the crash continued on and did not stop to offer assistance. Officials are still looking for these drivers.

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August 3, 2011

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested in Connection with Irvine Car Accident

Irvine Car CollisionOfficials have arrested a 41-year-old woman recently in connection with an Orange County car accident that left 4-year-old Ava O'Connor severely injured. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred June 20, 2011 on the 405 Freeway, near Laguna Canyon Road, in Irvine. Annete Argo, 40, was driving her son Gaven Argo, 9, and Ava from Pretend City, a play area in Irvine, when the collision occurred. California Highway Patrol officials say Argo's vehicle went off the roadway after it was struck by a Yukon Denali.

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August 2, 2011

Teen Bicyclist Injured in Riverside Car Accident

Riverside Bicycle AccidentTyler Rosen, 18, was injured in a Riverside car accident when a car struck his bicycle, the night of July 30, 2011. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the injury bicycle accident occurred on Hamner Avenue, near Citrus, in Norco. The teen bicyclist sustained critical injuries in the crash. It is not clear what caused the oncoming car to strike to bicyclist or if the driver will be cited for the collision. The serious injury accident remains under investigation.

My thoughts and prayers are with Tyler Rosen and his family following this terrible bicycle accident. Apparently, Rosen was hit and critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in January. That accident left him paralyzed. This is the second time he has been critically injured in seven months. Heart-rending! I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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August 1, 2011

Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident in Los Angeles' Koreatown

Serious-injury accidentYueany Qisquina, 27, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by an elderly driver who apparently lost control of his vehicle. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 8th Street in Koreatown, the morning of July 31, 2011. A 73-year-old woman driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder veered into the northbound lanes of traffic and went off the roadway. Qisquina was walking on the sidewalk when the car hit him.

The critically injured pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Officials say drugs or alcohol were not factors in this fatal crash. The elderly driver has not been arrested and no charges have been filed pending an official investigation.

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