January 2012 Archives

January 31, 2012

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Compton Hit-and-Run Crash

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Compton car accident, which officials said involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the injury collision occurred the evening of January 28, 2012. The pedestrian was walking northbound on Compton Boulevard near Williams Avenue when a motorist who was driving a maroon four-door sedan hit him. The driver fled the scene of the crash. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Anyone who saw this crash or who may have information about the suspect and vehicle is asked to contact California Highway Patrol's South Los Angeles office at 310-516-3355.

My heart goes out to this seriously injured hit-and-run car accident victim and his family for what they are going through at this time. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 30, 2012

Woman Killed in Anaheim Car Accident

Kyung Namgoong, 53, of Buena Park, was killed in an Anaheim car accident, which officials say involved a suspected drunk driver who was traveling the wrong way on the freeway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred during the early morning hours of January 29, 2012 on the westbound 91 Freeway at Coal Canyon, in Anaheim.

California Highway Patrol officials say the Toyota Camry, in which Namgoong was a passenger, was struck by a wrong-way driver identified as 23-year-old Ruben Gurrola. He has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver of the Camry, a 58-year-old Buena Park man, and the 24-year-old female passenger in Gurrola's Honda Civic, were transported to local hospitals with traumatic injuries.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Kyung Namgoong for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My thoughts and prayers are also with the injured victims of this crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 27, 2012

Pedestrian Killed in Riverside County Car Accident

Brigitte Jasso, 44, was killed in a Riverside County car accident after she was struck by two vehicles while crossing a busy roadway. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the night of January 26, 2012 on Indio Boulevard east of Biskra Street. Officials say Jasso was first struck by a motorcyclist. Moments later, a black Ford Taurus hit the victim. She sustained fatal injuries. The motorcyclist sustained scrapes, bruises and some broken bones. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash. No arrests or citations have been issued yet.

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

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January 26, 2012

Truck Driver Killed in San Bernardino County Car Accident

Alfred Eclipse Jr., 66, a truck driver from Norwalk, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after the UPS big-rig he was driving overturned. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal truck accident occurred along Interstate 15 south of Oak Hills Road in Hesperia, the morning of January 25, 2012. Officials say a 32-year-old San Bernardino man allowed his Nissan 350z, to drift into the center divider and then back across lanes where it struck the truck's left front wheel. The truck driver attempted to avoid the collision but could not. The truck rolled over onto the shoulder and down an embankment, killing the driver. The driver of the sports car was not seriously hurt. It is not clear if he was cited for the fatal crash.

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Alfred Eclipse, Jr., who was killed in this tragic accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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January 26, 2012

Public Buses in Orange County Coming Under Scrutiny

Orange County, California is an affluent county just South of Los Angeles, yet the public bus system and school bus system has come under fire in recent years due to various personal injuries and bus accidents that could have been prevented. These are often caused by DUI or distracted bus drivers and it is estimated that 90% of all bus accidents are caused by human error or negligence. So if you have been in an accident, contact the Orange County bus accident lawyers today.

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January 25, 2012

Three Injured in San Diego Pedestrian Accident

A toddler and two women were injured in a San Diego car accident after a vehicle struck them as they crossed the street. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of January 24, 2012 at the intersection of Tiger Way and Positive Place in San Marcos. Officials say the 22-year-old female motorist was making a left turn onto Tiger Way from westbound Positive Place when her vehicle collided with the three pedestrians. The women, ages 61 and 40, were transported to a local hospital with complaints of pain, while a 3-year-old girl was airlifted to Rady's Children's Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to the three injured victims of 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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January 24, 2012

Burbank Car Accident Injures Three

Three pedestrians were injured in a Burbank car accident after an SUV veered into a bus stop. According to a CBS news report, the injury crash occurred on January 23, 2012 when the compact SUV jumped the sidewalk right in front of the Glenoaks Boulevard stop. One person was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Two others suffered no-life-threatening injuries. Officials are still investigating the cause of this injury collision.

My heart goes out to the three injured victims of 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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January 23, 2012

Five Injured in San Juan Capistrano Car Accident

Five people were injured, one critically, in a San Juan Capistrano car accident, which officials say involved six vehicles. According to a news article in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred the evening of January 21, 2012 at the intersection of Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano, near Mission San Juan Capistrano, in the downtown area.

Police report a 79-year-old woman, who was driving west on Ortega Highway, made a right turn on Camino Capistrano and then crossed over into opposing lanes of traffic striking at least two other vehicles head-on. Three other cars were involved in the crash. The woman and four others were taken to area hospitals. Police are looking into whether speed was a factor in this crash.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been injured in this car accident. I wish them all the very best for a quick and complete recovery.

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January 20, 2012

Fatal San Diego Bicycle Accident

A 77-year-old man was killed in a Chula Vista car accident after he was hit by an SUV that was exiting a parking lot, the morning of January 19, 2012. According to a U-T San Diego news report, the fatal bicycle collision occurred on Fourth Avenue near L Street in Chula Vista. Officials say, the victim was riding his bike on Fourth Avenue when a Jeep Liberty that was pulling out of Rice Elementary School's parking lot, struck him. The cyclist was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver has been described as an elderly woman. An investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of this deceased bicycle accident victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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January 19, 2012

Five Injured in Riverside County Car Accident

Five people suffered injuries in a Riverside car accident, which officials say was caused by a red light runner. According to a report in The Southwest Riverside News Network, the injury collision occurred the morning of January 16, 2012 at the intersection of Gerald Ford and Bob Hope drives in Rancho Mirage. A motorist, who was driving a Pontiac GTO east on Gerald Ford, ran a red light at the intersection of Bob Hope Drive and slammed into a vehicle crossing the intersection southbound. The Pontiac then hit a Mercedes-Benz, which collided with a pickup truck. Five people sustained injuries of which two required hospitalization.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 18, 2012

Woman Injured in Ventura Hit-and-Run Car Accident

Joyce Yamani, 69, was severely injured in a Ventura car accident after, officials say, a hit-and-run teenage drunk driver struck her power scooter. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the hit-and-run accident occurred along Mills Road near Preble Avenue in Ventura, the afternoon of January 16, 2012. Officials say Andres Covarrubias, 18, lost control of his vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed and struck Yamani. He then hit a parked vehicle, backed up and drove away. Yamani suffered serious injuries in the crash. Covarrubias was located with the help of witnesses, and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

My thoughts and prayers are with Joyce Yamani following this hit-and-run car accident. I wish her the very best for a quick and complete recovery.

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January 18, 2012

Fullerton Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Prevented

Often times in the Northern Orange County city of Fullerton, drivers text or talk on the phone and turn into innocent motorcycle drivers due to their own negligence. This is just one of the many causes of serious injury caused by motorcycle accidents. If you have been in an accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys Fullerton today.

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January 17, 2012

Palm Springs Car Accident Injures Eight

Eight people were injured in a Riverside car accident that involved two vehicles, the morning of January 15, 2012. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the collision occurred at the intersection Dillon Road and Highway 62 in North Palm Springs. Officials are investigating what may have caused the two vehicles to collide. The injured victims include two children who are in critical condition. Two other victims suffered moderate injuries and four others were treated for relatively minor injuries. It is unclear if either driver will be cited for the accident.

My heart goes out to the family of the two critically injured children. Please keep all those injured here in your thoughts and prayers. I wish these victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 16, 2012

Girl Injured in Whittier Hit-and-Run Car Accident

Lany Castillo, 3, was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say involved a drunk driver who fled the scene. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the DUI collision occurred on Mulberry Drive at Laurel Avenue in Whittier, the afternoon of January 13, 2012. Officials say Matthew Parker, 25, of Garden Grove, was intoxicated and speeding when he drove his Toyota Highlander through a red light and crashed into a Toyota Corolla. Lany suffered major head trauma in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital. Her grandmother, Estella Garcia, suffered major injuries as well, while her grandfather, Jorge Garcia, 55, sustained relatively minor injuries. Officials arrested Parker shortly after the incident and charged him with felony drunk driving and felony hit-and-run.

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January 16, 2012

Receiving Help After A California Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are all too common on our streets and highways. In some cases, these accidents are caused by inattention on the part of a motorcycle rider; however, it is far more common for a car driver to be at fault. Unfortunately, many motorcycle riders are injured or even killed in collisions with automobiles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, the rate for fatal motorcycle crashes is about 72 per 100,000 riders. By comparing these figures to fatal car accident rates, which are 13 for 100,000 drivers, it is easy to see that motorcycle riders are at much greater risk of death than those who drive cars. In fact, the NHTSA estimates that motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to die in a crash than drivers of passenger cars. Alcohol use is by far one of the largest contributing factors to both single motorcycle accidents and car accidents involving motorcycles.

In the Hurt Report, a Congressionally-commissioned report on the safety of motorcycle travel, researchers found that “the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominate cause of motorcycle accidents.” In other words, most motorcycle accidents happen not due to poor motorcycling skills, but due to collisions in which the driver of a car either fails to see a motorcyclist or fails to allow adequate maneuvering room to avoid a collision.

If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek help from an experienced professional. California motorcycle accident lawyers understand the complexities of a motorcycle accident case, and can help you recover damages due to an accident with a car driver, or due to uncontrollable factors such as road conditions. No matter what the circumstances of your accident, you should always consult an experienced professional injury attorney to determine the possibility of collecting payment for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses such as lost time at work.

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January 16, 2012

Long Beach Car Accident Statistics

Just last year, three people died and one critically injured from a street race car accident in Long Beach, California. And this past April, a 27-year-old victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper body due to road rage when she accidentally rear-ended another car with two other women.

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January 13, 2012

Three Killed in Paramount Car Accident

Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a Los Angeles car accident after the driver lost control and crashed, the early morning of January 13, 2012. According to an NBC Los Angeles web site, the accident occurred at the intersection of Downey Avenue and Somerset Ranch Road in Paramount. Officials say a Chevy Tahoe SUV was traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph in a 35-mph zone when the driver lost control near the 105 Freeway overpass. The SUV hit the curb, a fire hydrant and a light post. The vehicle then rolled over and caught fire. Five people were ejected. Two of them died. A female passenger, who was found inside the SUV, died as well. Three others suffered serious injuries, but are expected to survive. All of the victims were in their early 20s.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victims. They will be in my thoughts and prayers. My heart also goes out to the injured victims of this rollover accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 12, 2012

Mother and Child Injured in San Diego Pedestrian Accident

A mother and child were hospitalized following a San Diego car accident, in which they were hit inside a a crosswalk, the morning of January 8, 2012. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of University and 4th Street in Hillcrest. Officials say a couple and their 3-year-old daughter were crossing the roadway when a car hit the mother and child. Both of them were hospitalized and one of them suffered life-threatening injuries. The report makes no mention of an arrest or citation.

My thoughts and prayers are with the mother and child injured in this horrific pedestrian collision. I wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 11, 2012

Patrol Vehicle Involved in Los Angeles Car Accident

Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving five vehicles including a police car, the morning of January 9, 2012. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the collision occurred near Olympic Boulevard and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles. Officials have not released information regarding how the crash occurred. Of the five injured victims, three were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and two others, including the L.A.P.D. officer, were treated and released at the scene of the crash. It is not clear if anyone will be cited for the collision.

My thoughts and prayers are with the many injured victims of this Los Angeles accident. I wish them all the very best for a full and quick recovery.

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January 10, 2012

Hit-and-Run Car Accident in Monrovia Injures Bicyclist

Paul Tetu was injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver, the evening of January 9, 2012. According to a news report in The Monrovia Patch, the injury crash occurred near the intersection of Violet Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. The report states Tetu was struck from behind by the vehicle and hit his head. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver left the scene of the crash, but was located and being interviewed by police. The driver, who has not yet been identified, is expected to be charged. A friend of the victim said Tetu is "pretty banged up." He said Tetu "hit his head and doesn't remember anything."

My thoughts and prayers are with Paul Tetu, the victim of this hit-and-run car accident, who has apparently suffered head injuries. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 9, 2012

DUI Collision Near SeaWorld Causes Injuries

Five people, including a 3-year-old and a 4-month-old, were injured in a San Diego car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver, the afternoon of January 8, 2012. According to a news report in UT San Diego, the injury collision occurred on a bridge over the San Diego River on West Mission Bay Drive. Police say a silver Mazda driven by 29-year-old Kaleb Clark hit a sedan carrying a woman and two children. The woman's car then struck another vehicle.

Five people were transported to the hospital, but only the 3-year-old and a passenger in Clark's car were seriously injured, officials said. The 3 year-old sustained a broken leg and loose teeth while the passenger suffered serious, nonfatal injuries after hitting the car's windshield. Clark rode with a friend, in an ambulance, to the hospital and then fled. Police are asking Clark to turn himself in as soon as possible. An investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to all the injured victims of this crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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January 6, 2012

Pedestrian Injured in San Diego Hit-and-Run Crash

A pedestrian, identified by officials as Gloria Serrano, was severely injured in a San Diego car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, the evening of January 5, 2012. According to a 10News report, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Otay Lakes Road and Elmhurst Street. Serrano was attempting to cross at the intersection when a northbound sedan hit her. Serrano suffered a serious injury to her right arm and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the sedan that struck Serrano fled the crash site before authorities arrived. The hit-and-run vehicle has been described as a silver Hyundai or Kia with a broken right front headlight and a missing right side rear view mirror. If you have information about this incident, please contact Chula Vista police at 619-691-5151.

My heart goes out to Gloria Serrano, the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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January 6, 2012

Emotional DUI Video Emerges, Reminding us of the Horrors of Drinking and Driving

A new video called “There are no extra lives when you drink and drive,” has recently come into view showing the dangers of drinking and driving. It carries with it an emotional message about the possible deadly consequences of drinking and driving and seems especially relevant for the teenage and young adult audience. The video was sponsored by Bisnar | Chase as a public service announcement to increase awareness about the tragic and preventable nature of drunk driving accidents.

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January 6, 2012

Car Accident Attorneys in Irvine

Car Accident Attorneys IrvineIrvine isn’t known for their excessive number of serious injury auto collisions, but those who live in Irvine know that drivers concentrate more on their phone, GPS, or automated assistant than the road. Irvine’s Culver Boulevard and Jeffery Road have a substantial number of vehicles weaving in and out of traffic trying to get to their destination in as little time as possible, no matter whose life is put in danger. So what do you do to protect yourself and your family after a serious injury car collision? Speaking with experienced car accident attorneys in Irvine following your collision should give you all the answers you are looking for.

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January 5, 2012

Victorville Car Accident Involved Red Light Runner

Two people were injured in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say was caused by a driver who ran a red light, the morning of January 4, 2012. According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, the injury collision occurred on the Mojave Drive onramp to the northbound Interstate 15. Officials say a man driving a blue Geo was making a left turn onto the onramp when an Apple Valley woman, who was westbound on Mojave Drive, ran a red light and struck the Geo. The impact of the collision caused the Geo to be split in two. The driver of the Geo was transported to an area hospital as was the other driver. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

My heart goes out to the injured driver of the Geo. I'm relieved to hear that he has not suffered critical injuries. I wish the victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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January 4, 2012

Hit-and-Run Car Accident in Riverside Proves Fatal

Rigoberto Morales-Reyes, 50, was killed in a Riverside car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Desert Sun, the hit-and-run crash occurred on Harrison Street near Avenue 50 in Coachella, the evening of January 2, 2012. Morales-Reyes was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The vehicle that struck Morales-Reyes fled the scene.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry, which was last seen traveling north on Grapefruit Boulevard from Harrison Street. The vehicle also sustained damage to its front headlights, hood and grill. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 760-836-3215 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP and refer to case Y120020042 to leave an anonymous tip.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Rigoberto Morales-Reyes following this tragic hit-and-run car accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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January 3, 2012

La Puente Pedestrian Accident Causes Major Injuries

A 20-year-old La Puente man was severely injured in a Los Angeles car accident after a vehicle struck him as he crossed the street. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Glendora Avenue in La Puente, the night of December 30, 2011. Officials say the northbound car was driving through a yellow light when it hit the victim, who started to cross the road. The pedestrian has been listed in critical condition following the collision. The driver has not been cited as the investigation continues.

My thoughts and prayers are with the man injured in this Los Angeles accident. I wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery.

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