August 24, 2009

Los Angeles Car Accident Kills 10-year-old Boy

Ricardo Mercado, 10, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by an SUV while walking in a crosswalk with his family, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ricardo was crossing Tweedy Boulevard at San Vincente Avenue in South Gate the morning of August 22, 2009 with his mother, Ana Mercado, 35, and two sisters, Anita, 12 and Leticia, 6, when a woman driving a Volkswagen SUV made a left turn from San Vincente onto Tweedy and struck the family. Eyewitnesses told police that the female driver of the SUV was talking on a cell phone right before the fatal accident occurred.

South Gate police say there was no indication that the motorist made an attempt to stop before the collision. It was also not clear how fast she was going at the time. Ana Mercado, as well as her daughters, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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August 21, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Injures Man in Wheelchair

A 43-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a San Bernardino car accident after he was struck by a teen driver at a street intersection in Yucaipa, California, the morning of August 20, 2009. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the man was crossing 11th Street at Yucaipa Boulevard in a motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a full-sized Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old boy. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials say the pickup was traveling at about 35 to 40 mph, which is normal speed for that road. The driver simply did not see the man in the wheelchair, officials said. Based on the skid marks at the scene, officials say, the teenager tried to stop his car, but could not do so in time to avoid the pedestrian-car collision. The victim was taken to an area hospital.

My heart goes out to the man in the wheelchair who has apparently been seriously injured in this pedestrian accident. I hope he did not suffer life-threatening injuries and wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.

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August 20, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Kills Motorcyclist

Douglas Donnell Brown, 49, was killed in a San Bernardino motorcycle accident after a car made a left turn in front of him, the San Bernardino Sun reports. Brown was riding a black 2008 Harley-Davidson west on Yucca Trail the evening of August 17, 2009 in Yucca Valley, California, when the driver of a 2009 Ford Flex made a left turn in front of him at Indio Avenue, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said. The Ford driver, who was identified only as a 39-year-old woman from Joshua tree, had been driving east on Yucca Trail before the motorcycle-car collision. Brown died after he was taken to an area hospital.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Douglas Donnell Brown for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 19, 2009

Orange County Motorcycle Accident Injures Man

A 30-year-old man suffered critical injuries in an Orange County motorcycle accident after his motorcycle struck a slow-moving car on Beach Boulevard in Westminster, California. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the man was driving a red Yamaha R6 north on Beach near Bishop Street when he hit a Scion Coupe that was making a turn into a restaurant parking lot. The motorcyclist suffered head injuries and several broken bones, Westminster police officials said. The driver of the Scion was uninjured.

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

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August 18, 2009

Fatal San Francisco Area DUI Car Accident

Paola Casara, a 32-year-old Italian tourist was killed and three members of a local family that was hosting her were injured in a San Francisco car accident after a drunk driver crashed into their car on Devil's Slide, the night of August 9, 2009, the San Mateo Daily Journal reports. Thomas Harold Randall, 51, struck a Ford Escape carrying Casara and her host family, after drinking beer and vodka all day in Pescadero, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Randall's blood alcohol level was 0.27 percent – more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Eyewitnesses say Randall was driving 75 mph in a 45 mph zone, traveled to the wrong side of the road and then overcorrected to the right, crashing into the Ford. The Ford spun out of control ejecting Casara and leaving the three other occupants with injuries. Officials say Randall was completely intoxicated and had no idea where he was. Randall is being charged with felony driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.

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August 17, 2009

Ventura Car Accident Caused by Elderly Driver

A male employee at a restaurant suffered serious burn injuries in a Ventura car accident after an elderly woman crashed into the front of the restaurant and hit a deep fryer. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, the worker was hospitalized with burns over 60 percent of his body. The car crash occurred the morning of August 15, 2009 in Thousand Oaks, California. Apparently, the woman who was driving through the parking lot hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. The employee was struck by hot oil from the deep fryer that was knocked over in the car crash. The woman, whose age and identity are still unknown, could face charges because of the serious injuries, officials said.

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August 14, 2009

Two Injured in San Diego Car Accident

Roman Mercado, 23, was seriously hurt and another suffered injuries in a San Diego car accident after a car and a bus collided head-on the afternoon of August 12, 2009, 10news reports. California Highway Patrol officials said the car accident occurred near Olive Hill Road on State Route 76 in Bonsall, California when an eastbound 2002 Chrysler Sebring driven by Mercado, drifted into an oncoming lane for unknown reasons and crashed head-on into the bus. Mercado was trapped in the wrecked Sebring with severe injuries to his left leg. He was airlifted to an area hospital. One of 10 passengers who were riding in the North County Transit District bus suffered injuries. No one else was hurt.

I'm relieved to hear Mercado's injuries are not life threatening or catastrophic and also that no one on the bus was seriously injured. I wish both the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery.

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August 13, 2009

Fatal San Bernardino Car Accident

Benjamin Keil Allen, 26, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident early morning on August 12, 2009 when the Toyota Tundra pickup he was off-roading in Loma Linda, California, tipped over and crashed. Allen was driving the Tundra on Mountain View Avenue. He was ejected from the pickup truck and died when the truck ran him over, crushing his head and upper body. Loma Linda fire officials said Allen was not wearing a seatbelt. Three others, who were also in the vehicle at the time, were buckled up and did not suffer any injuries. California Highway Patrol officials are investigating this fatal car accident.

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August 12, 2009

Hit-and-Run San Francisco Car Accident Injures Pedestrian

One person was critically injured in a San Francisco car accident the night of August 11, 2009 after being struck by a car on Van Ness Avenue, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was walking near the intersection of California Street and Van Ness Avenue when a car hit him, San Francisco police said. After hitting the pedestrian, the motorist drove away from the scene of the car accident. Police do not have a description yet of the motorist or the suspect vehicle.

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August 11, 2009

Orange County Car Accident Involves Rollover

One person was hospitalized with injures in an Orange County car accident after an SUV overturned in a single-car accident, The Orange County Register reports. The car accident reportedly occurred on August 10, 2009 when the Dodge Durango hit a tree in the center divider on Edinger Avenue between Brookhurst and Euclid streets. The Dodge SUV flipped on to its roof. The SUV's driver sustained injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

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August 10, 2009

Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Critically Injures Man

A man suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run Los Angeles pedestrian accident after he was struck by a vehicle in Compton, California, early morning on August 9, 2009. According to a CBS news report, the fatal car accident occurred at South Atlantic Avenue and Linsley Street when the man, who has not yet been identified, was hit. He was transported to an area hospital and listed in critical condition. Police say they are looking for a car with front-end damage. They believe the hit-and-run vehicle may have been a gray Toyota pick-up truck

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August 7, 2009

Los Angeles Fatal Car Accident

A man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving two cars in Norwalk, California, on August 5, 2009. According to a news report in the Long Beach Press Telegram, the fatal car crash occurred in the 14400 block of Jersey Avenue in Norwalk, California. The car collision apparently involved a white pickup truck and a second vehicle whose occupant died at the scene. The victim has not been identified. At least two other motorists were transported to a hospital with injuries. Witnesses said the white pickup truck crashed into the other vehicle causing it to roll over.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this Long Beach car accident. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved this man. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 6, 2009

Fatal San Francisco Car Accident

Two teens--including 19-year-old Gerard Gilbert--were killed and one other sustained major injuries in a San Francisco car accident on the 101 Freeway the night of August 4, 2009, the San Mateo County Times reports. California Highway Patrol officials say a red 1992 Honda Prelude that was repeatedly changing lanes swerved off northbound 101 near Oyster Point Boulevard. The vehicle rolled over once and came to stop in a ditch. Emergency personnel had to cut the roof of the car to get the occupants out.

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August 5, 2009

San Bernardino Bus Accident Injures Two

Two people were injured in a San Bernardino bus accident on August 4, 2009 after the driver of an Omnitrans bus ran a red light and crashed into the back of a stopped vehicle. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the bus driver ran a red light at Base Line Street as he approached Webster Street in Highland, California. The bus hit the stopped vehicle and pushed it into another car that was making a left turn at the intersection. San Bernardino Sheriff's officials are not sure yet whether the injured passengers were on the Omnitrans bus or in the other two vehicles.

I sympathize with the victims of this California car accident that was apparently the result of the Omnitrans bus driver running a red light. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 5, 2009

California Car Accident Lawyer Helps Orange County Woman

A little over a year ago, Barbara Meinke was involved in a car accident. Although injured, the thought of consulting a lawyer never crossed her mind. When her injuries turned out more serious than she thought, Barbara realized that she needed more help. After searching the internet Barbara found the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm.

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