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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August 4, 2009

San Diego Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Michael Vankleeck, 44, died in a San Diego motorcycle accident following a car collision the afternoon of July 31, 2009, 10news reports. The fatal motorcycle crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Nacion Avenue and Montclair Street in Chula Vista, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office. Vankleeck was riding a motorcycle southbound on Nacion Avenue and ended up broadsiding the vehicle at the street intersection. Vankleeck died in an area hospital shortly after the accident.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Michael Vankleeck for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved Vankleeck. They will be in my prayers.

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August 3, 2009

Los Angeles DUI Car Accident Injures Motorcycle Officer

A police officer was hospitalized with injuries in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after he was struck in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles by a suspected drunk driver, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The car accident occurred the night of August 2, 2009 at Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard when the motorist apparently made a left turn in front of the LAPD officer's motorcycle, Los Angeles police officials said. The officer was conscious and breathing, but complained of pain. He was hospitalized. The motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

I'm glad this motorcycle officer did not suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of this DUI car accident. I wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.

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July 31, 2009

Woman Killed in Los Angeles Car Accident

An elderly female driver was fatally injured in a Los Angeles car accident after a Metrolink train struck the car she was driving the afternoon of July 29, 2009. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the woman, who was the sole occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in the Pacoima area near San Fernando Road and Pierce Street, Los Angeles fire officials said. The 22 passengers in the Metrolink train were not injured. It's not clear how or why this car collision occurred. This death is apparently the second Metrolink-related fatality in Pacoima in the last month. On July 14, 2009, a man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near San Fernando Road and Van Nuys Boulevard.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this woman for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers.

Based on the information we presently have, it's tough to tell exactly what might have caused this train accident. Was the woman not aware of the railroad tracks? Was she not paying attention? Did the railroad crossing in question have warning signs, mechanical arms or flashing lights? At this point, we don't know.

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July 30, 2009

Los Angeles Car Accident Kills Man, Injures Passenger

A 38-year-old man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident the evening of July 29, 2009 after his pickup truck jumped off a bridge in Long Beach, California and onto the 710 Freeway. According to a news report in the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the man died at the scene of the crash from major head and chest trauma. Officials who responded found the vehicle had plunged off the bridge and over the flood control channel and landed about 45 feet below on the 710 Freeway. The pickup truck apparently narrowly missed two cars traveling below. Both the truck's occupants were trapped. A 28-year-old female passenger was taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this deceased victim for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers. It's indeed fortunate that the passenger survived this 45-foot drop and escaped with moderate injuries. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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July 29, 2009

Orange County Fatal Pedestrian Accident

William Wigfall, 25, died in a Huntington Beach car accident after he was struck by a car on Beach Boulevard. The car accident occurred early morning on July 25, 2009. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Wigfall was hit by a 2006 BMW sport utility vehicle going north on Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach police said. The driver of the SUV was 37-year-old Jinmei Jiang of Temple City. Wigfall was transported to a local hospital where he died about two days after the car accident. Charges haven't been filed pending an investigation. If you witnessed this pedestrian-car accident, please call Huntington Beach police at 714-536-5666.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of William Wigfall. I offer my deepest sympathies to them for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers.

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July 28, 2009

Los Angeles County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Victor Lizarraga, 35, was killed in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after he collided with a small pickup truck the night of July 25, 2009 in Pomona, California. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred near Holt Avenue and Reservoir Street. Police say Lizarraga was riding his motorcycle east on Holt. The pickup truck, driven by Gerardo Alanis, 24, was traveling west on Holt before attempting a left turn onto southbound Reservoir. Lizarraga apparently could not stop in time to avoid the collision and ended up striking the right side of the truck. Lizarraga was pronounced dead at the scene. Alanis was uninjured.

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July 27, 2009

Orange County Fatal Bicycle Accident

Daryl David Benefiel was killed in an Orange County bicycle accident the evening of July 23, 2009, The Orange County Register reports. Benefiel was riding his bike south on Ridge Park Road in Newport Beach, California, when he collided with a car making a left turn from Tesoro, Newport Beach police officials said. The driver of the car, Nathan Tsuchiya, was uninjured. It's not clear whether Benefiel was wearing a helmet. No citations or arrests were made as a police investigation into this fatal bicycle accident is still in progress.

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July 24, 2009

Fatal Orange County Truck Accident

One man was killed and four others were hurt in a fiery truck accident the night of July 23, 2009, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. A big rig truck was headed south on the 57 Freeway near Fullerton, California, when it struck a smaller vehicle. The impact of the car crash caused both vehicles to flip and burst into flames. The truck then, hit the center divider and ended up on its side, partially on the northbound lanes. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene and four people in the smaller vehicle were injured. The extent of their injuries is not known.

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July 23, 2009

San Diego Fatal Bicycle Accident

Angel Guadalupe Galvez, 37, was killed in a San Diego bicycle accident after he was struck from behind by a pickup truck, 10news reports. Galvez was traveling south on Cole Grade Road in Valley Center the morning of July 21, 2009 when a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck approached from behind. The truck's driver, 50-year-old Gregory Pile, tried to pass Galvez near Fruitvale Road and ended up hitting the bicycle. Galvez was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Pile was not injured. Officials have not yet filed any charges against Pile pending an investigation.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Angel Guadalupe Galvez for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers.

According to California Highway Patrol's 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were four fatalities and 392 injuries involving bicycle accidents in the city of San Diego. In San Diego County as a whole, 11 fatalities and 797 injuries were reported in 2007 as a result of bicycle accidents.

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