Jason Moscowitz, a 37-year-old veteran of Lake Elsinore and Corona-Norco schools, was killed in a Riverside car accident after his Honda Civic collided with a Toyota Celica being driven by an 18-year-old student. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal car accident occurred at the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and Mustang Way in Hemet, the evening of October 27, 2011. Officials have not stated who was at fault for this collision. The accident resulted in the Civic rolling over and crashing into a traffic signal pole. Moscowitz succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
October 2011 Archives
Francisco Donato, 44, was severely injured in a Chino car accident after his bicycle was hit by an SUV. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the major injury collision occurred the morning of October 27, 2011 in the 13300 block of East End Avenue. Officials say 18-year-old Gerardo Mendez of Pomona was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon south on East End when he attempted to pass another vehicle on the right side. It was then that Mendez hit Donato who was riding his bicycle. Donato was airlifted to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to Francisco Donato and his family for what they are going through at this time. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep Donato and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thousands of traffic accidents happen across the country every day and millions every year, and many of those accidents result in personal injury. However, most people aren't clear about the things that make up a good personal injury case or what a personal injury case even is.
Personal injury can happen at any place and at any time, so being prepared is a crucial first step. Knowing who to call in case you're in a traffic accident that causes injuries goes a long way in giving you the best possible case you can have against the defendant.
John Michael King, 43, was killed in a Riverside hit-and-run accident early morning on October 26, 2011. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred in the 67700 block of East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City. Officials say King swerved, struck a curb and crashed after a big rig made a U-turn in front of him. The trucker stopped briefly, but left the scene of the collision. Investigators tracked down the truck driver and identified him as 49-year-old Arnold Mejangos Beltran of Baldwin Park. He has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. An investigation is ongoing.
Huntington Beach, California is a popular beach town with a large party life and surfing culture. Also known as surf city USA, Huntington Beach has high amounts of traffic which has caused an increase in truck and car accidents over the years. Located in central Orange County, between Newport Beach and Long Beach, Huntington has a population of 193,366 as of July 2009 and a median household income of $76,000. And shockingly, with a city it's size, Huntington Beach has had 12 fatal accidents in both 2009 and 2008, and the numbers do not seem to be decreasing.
A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a La Mirada car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver making an unsafe left turn. According to a report in The Whittier Daily News, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Plantana and Gagely drives in La Mirada, the evening of October 25, 2011. Police say a 2007 Honda Accord sedan heading east on Plantana Drive made a left turn at Gagely Drive hitting a 50cc scooter that was westbound on Plantana. The rider suffered a broken arm and was taken to a local hospital. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victim of this crash. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Romarino Zeri and his passenger Julie Anne Cameron were killed in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after their vehicle crashed into a big rig during the annual charity "Love Ride." According to an NBC news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred on the northbound 5 Freeway at Branford Street near Pacoima, the morning of October 23, 2011. California Highway Patrol officials say Zeri and Cameron were moving between the number three and four lanes. During the lane change, the motorcycle struck a big rig. The motorcyclist was run over by the trailer. Both, Zeri and Cameron died at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Santa Ana, California is considered the urban center of Orange County. With high truck traffic throughout the city and on the I-5 freeway, Santa Ana has sadly become a devastating statistic in the area of truck-related fatalities. In 2009 alone, 11 fatalities were reported in the city of Santa Ana. Although down from 15 fatalities in 2008, these numbers are still significantly above the California average.
In 2003, 4,669 trucks were involved in fatalities across America. This number has increased to over 5,000 in 2009. California has had the most total fatalities from vehicle accidents at 5,725 in 2003, including 332 fatal truck accidents. Several recent studies help shed light on the high incidents of truck accidents throughout California and what we can do to curb them.
A motorist was severely injured in a San Diego car accident, which officials say, involved another driver making an unsafe lane change. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of October 21, 2011 on the Interstate 5, near Harbor Drive, in Oceanside. California Highway Patrol officials say a 37-year-old man was driving north in a Ford Explorer SUV with three passengers, when a silver sedan next to him changed lanes and cut him off.
The driver of the Explorer swerved into a culvert before being ejected from the SUV. The victim suffered major injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital. His passenger, a 33-year-old woman, was hospitalized with moderate injuries. Two children in the SUV were uninjured. CHP officials are looking for the driver of the silver sedan who left the scene of the crash. An investigation is ongoing.
Westminster has had a record of road accidents. In 2009, there were four fatalities due to truck and car accidents and 5 vehicles were involved. Call a Truck Accident Lawyer for a free consultation to answer your questions today.
Officials have released the name of a "person of interest" in connection with a Los Angeles car accident that killed 24-year-old Susana Prieto. According to a City News Service report, the fatal hit-and-run car accident occurred at the intersection of McKinley Avenue and 54th Street in South Los Angeles early morning on October 16, 2011. Officials say Prieto was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang south on McKinley Avenue when it was struck by a 2001 Chevy Tahoe going west on 54th. The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene. Officials are now circulating a photo of 20-year-old Dwight Stephen, who they say is a "person of interest" in this case. Officials are urging anyone with information about this crash to contact LAPD officials at 213-972-1853.
Three people were injured in a Victorville car accident after a Jeep ran a red light and crashed into two vehicles that were turning left at an intersection. According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, the injury accident occurred at the intersection of Hook Boulevard and Amargosa Road in Victorville, the afternoon of October 18, 2011. Vanessa Chavez of Victorville states that a Jeep ran a red light and crashed into a white sport utility vehicle. The SUV was then forced into the sedan that Chavez was driving. Two of the three injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals. Officials are trying to determine why the driver of the Jeep ran the red light.
A 19-year-old woman was injured in a Victorville car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the injury collision occurred the evening of October 17, 2011 near the corner of Hesperia and Hughes roads. Officials say the woman was pushing a stroller with her 1-year-old son, when a dark, four-door vehicle sideswiped her. The woman was transported to a local hospital with a leg injury. The child had a scrape to his head, but no other apparent injuries. The driver fled the scene of the crash. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run crash is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victorville Station at 760-241-2911.
Two teenagers were injured, one of them seriously, in a San Bernardino car accident after they were struck by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury collision occurred the night of October 15, 2011 on Lake Gregory Drive in Crestline. Officials say 68-year-old Raye G. Bayorgeon was southbound on Lake Gregory Drive in a Chrysler PT Cruiser, when she allowed the car to drift onto the asphalt shoulder. She then hit a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl who were walking on the shoulder. The girl sustained major injuries while the boy suffered relatively minor injuries. Bayorgeon was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury. An investigation is ongoing.
Eusebio Martinez Jr., 50, was killed in a Ventura car accident on October 15, 2011, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, Martinez was eastbound on Highway 126, near Old Telegraph Road, in Fillmore. California Highway Patrol officials say Martinez tried to veer out of the way of a semi-truck traveling west that had entered into his lane while trying to avoid a gold Nissan SUV.
Officials say the driver of the SUV had failed to yield right-of-way at a stop sign, before entering the highway. The semi-truck, driven by 30-year-old Ionut Rusu, crashed into Martinez's Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Martinez died at the scene. The crash is being investigated as a "non-contact-hit-and-run" because the driver of the Nissan, who caused the collision, fled the scene. Officials are looking for the Nissan and its driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP at 805-477-4100.
Two women were injured in a San Diego car accident after they were hit by a suspected drunk driver, the early morning of October 14, 2011. According to a 10News report, the pedestrian collision occurred on 63rd Street, near San Diego State University, when a driver, who officials say, was traveling at twice the speed limit, struck them. The women, who are both in their 20s, were dragged about 30 feet through the intersection. The driver stopped at the scene Officers arrested the male driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victims of this pedestrian accident. I wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The angry officials and residents of Los Angeles still remember to this day the horrific accident that occurred just two years ago in April of 2009. The catastrophe where a big rig truck smashed through La Canada Flintridge intersection and into a bookstore has caused much awareness to increase about the dangers of trucks and the need to increase safety standards dramatically in what is becoming a truck accident epidemic in Los Angeles.
A 40-year-old woman was seriously injured in a Ventura car accident after she was struck in an alley by a vehicle, whose driver left the scene. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the injury hit-and-run collision occurred early morning on October 11, 2011 in an alley east of the 100 block of Ash Street. The woman told police she was walking in the alley when she heard a vehicle behind her and then was thrown to the ground. The vehicle then ran her over and left the scene. The woman suffered a broken jaw, broken arm, several cuts and bruises. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ventura police officials at 805-339-4416 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Latrina Leeshell Woodberry, 34, and her daughter, Lauren Rideau, 11, were killed in a San Bernardino car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred along Highway 395 at Smoke Tree Road in Victorville, the afternoon of October 10, 2011.
Woodberry was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer when a Dodge pickup turned left toward a driveway, in front of her. The Explorer went out of control and struck a telephone pole. Woodberry and Lauren suffered fatal injuries, while Woodberry's 8-year-old son was airlifted to a trauma center. The driver of the Dodge fled the scene of the crash. Police later arrested the driver of the pickup, identified as 31-year-old Luis Arroyo, on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and hit-and-run causing death and injury.
A 6-year-old girl and her aunt were injured in a San Diego car accident after they were struck by a vehicle while walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a 10News report, the injury car accident occurred at the intersection of Menlo and University avenues, the morning of October 10, 2011. A woman driving a grey Honda Accord hit the girl and her aunt. The girl was rushed to a local hospital with head injuries. The aunt sustained relatively minor injuries. The driver told police she was driving east on University Avenue when she was blinded by the sun and did not see the woman and girl in the crosswalk. It is not clear if the motorist will be cited.
Sergio Juarez, 24, was killed in a Ventura car accident after the vehicle in which he was a passenger hit by a parked truck, the night of October 8, 2011. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the fatal DUI collision occurred at the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Catalina Street. Police say 23-year-old Nicholas Gaeta was driving a car, with Juarez as his passenger, when he hit the back of a box truck. Juarez sustained severe neck and head injuries. He was transported to a hospital where he died. Gaeta was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
It seems absolutely absurd to think that hit-and-run accidents are still a daily occurrence, but they are. What type of person do you have to be and in what type of mind frame would somebody knowingly hit another person and run away?
What if that person was seriously hurt? What if there were helpless children in the car? What if it was simply an accident and you won't necessarily be in trouble?
It seems like hit-and-run drivers don't think about these things and these types of accidents are still prevalent to say the least. Some people are trying to make a difference, but they need your help.
A male student was injured in an Anaheim car accident after a pickup truck hit him as he crossed the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the pedestrian accident occurred at Water and Citron streets in Anaheim, the morning of October 6, 2011. Officials say the 17-year-old driver of a Chevy Silverado pickup truck may have run a stop sign before striking the victim. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear if the male driver will be cited for the crash.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Anaheim High School student injured in this crash. I wish him the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
Two women have been arrested in connection with a fatal San Bernardino car accident that killed 38-year-old Gary Marshall. According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, the fatal car accident occurred the early morning of October 4, 2011 on Mojave Street in Hesperia. Officials say Megan Sofia Vasquez, 22, and 20-year-old Christin Nicole Briggs have been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run.
Marshall was walking on Mojave near I Avenue, when he was struck by a vehicle in which Vasquez and Briggs were occupants. It is still not clear which one of them was driving the vehicle. Briggs was also arrested on suspicion of being an accessory. Neighbors say the two women, who also lived in the same neighborhood as Marshall, are known for speeding and driving recklessly. Marshall was only a few hundred feet from his home when he was hit.
Douglas O’Husky, 53, was fatally injured in a Temecula car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal collision occurred on Interstate 215, near Newport Road, in Menifee, early morning on October 4, 2011. California Highway Patrol officials say an unknown vehicle hit the left rear of O'Husky's Hyundai Accent. That vehicle then fled the scene. O'Husky sustained fatal injuries. No description of the hit-and-run vehicle is available at the moment. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run car accident is asked to contact the CHP office in Temecula at 951-506-2000.
Vernon Slade, 74, was killed in a Riverside car accident after a Dodge Ram pickup truck hit his bicycle. According to The Press-Enterprise, the fatal bicycle accident occurred on Heacock Street in Moreno Valley during the early morning hours of October 2, 2011. The details regarding how the collision occurred have not yet been released. Slade died shortly after the crash. It is not clear at this time if the driver of the pickup will be cited for the fatal accident.
My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Vernon Slade following this fatal bicycle accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Sadly our state has become increasingly filled with news stories of innocent people becoming seriously injured or killed by unsafe truck driving practices. They may all seem like accidents of nature, yet many patterns emerge, revealing disturbing truths about the trucking industry and its role in truck accidents across our state. Driver fatigue is responsible for roughly 30 percent of all commercial truck accidents and 1 in 4 truckers surveyed admitted to have fallen asleep at the wheel in the past month alone. This is comparable to a weapon of mass destruction when 50,000 to 80,000 pounds of metal are neglected while they move at high speeds alongside families on the road. A California truck accident attorney has the necessary experience and can help your case if you have been injured in a truck accident.
A young man and woman suffered injuries in a Whittier car accident after they were struck by a vehicle while walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a report in The Whittier Daily News, the injury collision occurred the night of September 25, 2011 at the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Stamy Road in East Whittier. The 24-year-old man and 20-year-old woman were crossing south across Mulberry in a crosswalk with a green light.
Officials say the light turned red while the victims were still in the crosswalk. At the time, the driver of an eastbound Honda Accord who did not see the pedestrians entered the intersection. The male pedestrian suffered a badly broken leg as well as facial and neck injuries in the ensuing collision, while the woman sustained possible internal injuries. An investigation is ongoing.