A parking enforcement officer was seriously injured in a San Francisco car accident the morning of October 16, 2009. San Francisco police said that the parking official was struck by a vehicle in the area of Third and Mission streets. The individual, who has not yet been identified, was hospitalized with injuries. The driver of the vehicle that hit and injured the official did not stop. Investigators are treating this as a hit-and-run car accident.
A recent car accident in Riverside has critically injured a teenage girl as she was hit by a speeding driver near a street intersection. According to a CBS News report, the 17-year-old had been involved in fender-bender type collision the night of October 15, 2009, at the intersection of El Sobrante Road and Circle City Drive in Corona, California and had stepped out of her car to exchange insurance details with the other driver. Corona police say at this time a 1987 white Mercedes sedan raced through the intersection and struck the parked cars. The teen, who has not been identified, was trapped between the cars and sustained major injuries. The impact apparently severed one of her legs.
There are many obstacles to overcome when dealing with an insurance company. Many accident victims hire a California car accident lawyer to ensure they receive just compensation. Insurance companies hire adjusters, which are trained to hold back every last penny possibly. They are well trained and often receive their bonus based on how much money they are able to with hold.
Friends and family of 25-year-old Devin Petelski, who was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after her car collided with an LAPD patrol car, are questioning the actions of police, paramedics and the accident investigation. According to a KPCC news report, the accident occurred on October 16, 2009. Petelski was driving home from the treatment center where she worked as a substance abuse counselor. She apparently stopped her BMW at the Glyndon Avenue stop sign , then pulled into the intersection to turn right onto Venice Boulevard when she collided with the police car. Petelski died on October 18 after she was taken off life support. One LAPD officer suffered a broken right hand and a cut to his left arm and the other officer suffered cuts and bruises.
Laura Hanson, 49, was killed in a Ventura car accident the morning of October 19, 2009 on Highway 33, the Ventura County Star reports. Her 8-year-old son, who was a passenger, sustained injuries that appeared to be minor, California Highway Patrol officials said. Hanson was driving south on the highway when her SUV began to fishtail and crashed off the freeway south of Nye Road. The SUV then rolled down a wooded embankment and hit a tree. Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene and her son, whose name was not released, was transported to an area hospital. Both Hanson and her son were wearing seatbelts. Investigators say Hanson was driving out of the Edison Drive curve at 35 to 40 mph when she crashed. The highway was also wet at the time, officials said.
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.