Ten people, including nine children and an adult, were injured after a 70-year-old woman drove onto a sidewalk and slammed into a large group of children waiting to be picked up after school. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the crash occurred the afternoon of May 13, 2016. Police say the woman was backing into a parking spot when she hit another vehicle, panicked and put the car into drive and hit the gas. That was when she drove onto a sidewalk and crashed into the waiting children. Continue reading →
Two cars were involved in an Anaheim car accident later morning on March 3, 2016 after one of them ran a red light. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a Ford Escape traveling south on South Magnolia Avenue collided with a black Mercedes-Benz going west on West Broadway. One of the drivers ran a red light, but it was not clear which driver did that. The collision caused the Ford Escape to roll onto its roof. The driver of that car was transported to an area hospital. The other driver was uninjured. The investigation into who caused this crash is still ongoing. Continue reading →
Mitchell Viturino, 61, was fatally injured in a car accident early morning on February 8, 2016 after officials say a speeding driver ran a red light and struck his vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of North Bristol Street and West 1st Street when a 2006 Mercedes speeding southbound ran a red light and broadsided a 1999 Ford Mustang headed eastbound. The driver of the Ford Mustang, Viturino, died from his injuries.
After the collision, witnesses reported seeing two injured men leave the Mercedes. A man in his 40s was lying in the grass. He was taken to an area trauma center for back and hip pain. Another man officials suspect was in the Mercedes during the collision suffered a broken leg and minor cuts. Both men denied being the driver, but officials believe one of them was the driver. Investigators are processing blood evidence left in the car, which they hope will help identify the driver.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Mitchell Viturino for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Mercedes was not only speeding, but also ran a red light at the intersection and struck the Ford Mustang in which Viturino was traveling. Continue reading →
Patricia Hultin, 78, was killed in a Lake Forest car accident on Christmas Day, which officials say, occurred at a street intersection.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred at the intersection of El Toro Road and Glenmeadows Drive the night of December 25, 2015. Hultin had to be extricated from her vehicle.
She was transported to an area trauma center where she died from her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was Continue reading →
Alexander Nguyen, 69, was killed in a Stanton car accident after his vehicle collided with an SUV at a street intersection.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred the afternoon of November 15, 2015 at the intersection of Fern and Cerritos avenues in Stanton.
Police say Nguyen was driving with his wife in a Honda CR-V traveling south on Fern Avenue when he stopped at a stop sign at the Cerritos Avenue intersection.
Officials said Nguyen then proceeded through the intersection when a man in his 30s driving west on Cerritos in a white SUV Continue reading →
At least five people were injured, two critically, in a violent car accident in Westwood involving one vehicle and a motorcycle.
According to a KABC news report, the major injury collision occurred early morning on November 7, 2015 near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Manning Avenue.
Police say a motorcycle T-boned a Nissan Sentra as the driver was attempting to Continue reading →
A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized with injuries in an Irvine car accident after he was struck while riding his skateboard in a crosswalk.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, officials say a woman was driving east on Michelson Drive when she struck the boy who was riding across Jordan East in a marked crosswalk.
The boy was taken to a hospital with injuries, but is expected to survive.
The driver remained at the scene. Police do not suspect Continue reading →
Three people were injured in an Irvine car accident involving two vehicles.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred early morning on October 29, 2015 on westbound Barranca Parkway near the 5 Freeway.
Officials say a woman driving a Honda sedan had three women in her car when she and a man driving a Ford pickup truck collided.
Paramedics took the driver of the Honda and two of her passengers to area hospitals. They are both expected Continue reading →
A 100-pound bullmastiff puppy that jumped around inside a car and distracted its owner who was driving the car, caused a crash in Santa Ana the night of September 29, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, police arrived at the scene to find a car that had rolled over and was on fire in the 1200 block of West Memory Lane.
They found a man and his 8-month-old dog sitting on the sidewalk after being pulled out of the car by bystanders.
Officials said they soon learned that the car accident was the puppy’s fault. The dog jumped Continue reading →
Two adults and two children were injured in a Santa Ana car accident the night of August 6, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of McFadden Avenue and Lyon Street.
Police say a Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on McFadden Avenue when the driver tried to make a left turn to go north on Lyon Street on a yellow light.
At the same time, a man in a Toyota pickup traveling west on McFadden Avenue broadsided the Continue reading →