Two children ages 6 and 10 have suffered critical injuries as a result of a Los Angeles car accident after their vehicle was struck by an SUV at a Bellflower intersection. According to an Associated Press news report, the SUV was stolen in Torrance and the driver refused to stop at a sobriety checkpoint in Long Beach the morning of October 18, 2009.
Alyssa Hendricks, a 6-year-old girl, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, after a suspected drunk driver struck the car she was riding in, according to a news report in The Desert Sun. California Highway Patrol officials say on October 16, 2009, 52-year-old Ronald Simon was drifting in and out of the westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley when he veered into oncoming traffic. Simon, who was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer, collided with a 2003 Kia Spectra, which was driven by 26-year-old Cameron Hendricks. Alyssa, who was in the left rear seat of the Kia, was transported to a local hospital following the crash, where she died of her injuries. Cameron Hendricks was also taken to a hospital with major injuries. Simon was not injured and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Jose Esquivel, 50, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident the morning of October 15, 2009 after his pickup truck crashed into a light pole. According to a report in the Pasadena Star News, the fatal accident occurred on Huntington Drive at Sunnyslope Avenue near San Gabriel Boulevard in the San Marino area. California Highway Patrol officials said Esquivel's Ford F-150 pickup truck veered to the right and struck a metal traffic signal pole. Officials have not yet determined what caused the pickup truck to go out of control. A 29-year-old passenger in the truck was taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.
On July 27, 2009 Gloria Levesque became the victim of an Orange County car accident. Gloria wasn't sure where to turn or who to trust for advice. She wanted to get her life back.
Los Angeles police officials are asking for the public's help in finding a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man in a Los Angeles car accident the evening of October 12, 2009. According to a post on LAPD's Web site, the victim was found lying in the number one lane of westbound 8th Street. He was apparently struck by a silver Mercedes Benz traveling west on 8th Street in the same lane. The Mercedes then continued west and stopped on Berendo Street. Police said the driver of the Mercedes then got out, walked around his vehicle and then got back in and drove away.
A man in a wheelchair sustained severe injuries in a San Diego car accident the afternoon of October 13, 2009 after he was struck by a driver who was apparently talking on his cell phone at the time of the collision. According to a news report on 10News, the injury accident occurred at Ninth Avenue and E Street. The driver collided with another vehicle before striking the man in the wheelchair. The vehicle came to a stop on top of the victim, San Diego police officials said. The victim was freed from under the vehicle and taken to an area hospital for treatment of his serious injuries.
Lance Corporal Robert T. Austin, 20, was killed in a San Diego car accident the morning of October 10, 2009 after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Austin, a U.S. Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms, was with a group of other Marines riding in a Jeep Cherokee that was involved in a minor crash. The Jeep was headed north on the 15 Freeway in Escondido when it was rear-ended by a driver of a Volvo, causing the Jeep to spin out of control. Austin and several others got out of the Jeep. Moments later, a Chevy Cavalier crashed into the Jeep. Austin was knocked off the freeway by the Cavalier and pushed down an embankment to the canyon below.
Wayne Francis, 42, was killed in a San Diego car accident after a suspected drunk driver rear-ended his motorcycle at a Carlsbad intersection, 10news reports. Carlsbad police say Francis was stopped at a red light at Island Way when 41-year-old Keith Roles crashed his car into Francis' motorcycle. Roles suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. Francis died shortly after the accident early morning October 10, 2009, of multiple blunt force injuries.
What was supposed to be one of the best days of their life ended up becoming one of the worst when Christopher was involved in a California car accident.
Ye Sook Le, 78, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after she was hit by a car while crossing a street in South Los Angeles. The driver, 54-year-old Rochelle Gilmore, initially fled the scene, but later turned herself in. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred October 7, 2009 near the intersection of 79th Street and Western Avenue. Eyewitnesses apparently told Los Angeles police that Le was crossing against a red light when she was struck down with an impact that knocked off her shoes. Gilmore later told police she didn't remember much of what happened at the accident. Police said Gilmore had the right-of-way, but was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating and asking anyone who saw the accident or has additional information to call 213-485-7336.
A motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a San Francisco car accident after he was rear-ended by a van at a city intersection. According to a news article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the officer who was traveling north on Seventh Street, stopped at a green light the morning of October 6, 2009 to let an ambulance traveling through the intersection on Howard Street cross in front of him. The driver of the van that was behind the officer could not stop in time and collided with the motorcycle. San Francisco police said the skid marks stretched at least 20 feet along the road.
The worst day of Alexis Bennett's life was when she got in an Orange County car accident. In September 2007, she was crossing an intersection when a car struck her from out of nowhere. Already seriously injured, she was also gripped with additional anxiety over what she was supposed to do next.
Three people were hospitalized with injuries in an October 6, 2009 Riverside car accident after two vehicles went off the right side of the 10 Freeway and crashed. According to a news report in The Desert Sun, the accident occurred on the 10 East near Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. California Highway Patrol officers say they don't know if the two vehicles collided. One car overturned a few yards from the roadway and the other went down and back up an embankment at a high rate of speed and flew over a fence before coming to a stop. The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was ejected. A passenger in that vehicle suffered back injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured. All three were taken to an area hospital.
Four people suffered critical injuries in a Los Angeles car accident the morning of October 4, 2009 after their Toyota sedan plunged off the 605 Freeway in Long Beach and landed on its roof. According to a news report in the Long Beach Press Telegram, the single-vehicle car crash occurred on the 605 Freeway near Carson Street. Long Beach firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the trapped victims. The four victims were between the ages of 20 and 40 and were all transported to the hospital in serious condition.
Bradley Wilson, 37, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after he lost control of his motorcycle, struck a parked vehicle and crashed. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of Oct. 2, 2009 near the intersection of Del Obispo Street and Village Road in Dana Point, California as Wilson was traveling north on Del Obispo. Orange County Sheriff's investigators say they are looking into why Wilson lost control of his motorcycle. Wilson died of blunt force trauma and other injuries.