According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a man driving along Laguna Canyon Road the night of October 15, 2017 fell asleep at the wheel, lost control of his vehicle and struck a power pole knocking live wires across the roadway. The crash, which occurred near the 2600 block of Laguna Canyon Road, shut down the roadway for most of the night. The car’s driver did suffer injuries, but the extent of those injuries is not known. No other vehicles seem to have been involved in this crash. Continue reading →
Four bicyclists were injured – one of them severely – in a hit-and-run crash in Marin County after the driver of a pickup truck veered into them. According to reports in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the major injury collision occurred the morning of October 7, 2017 when a man driving a dark blue Dodge Ram pickup truck plowed into the group of cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road southwest of Petaluma. Witnesses said the truck appeared to swerve right, as if intentionally, into the cyclists who were riding in a line on the right-hand side of the road, California Highway Patrol officials said. Continue reading →
A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in West Covina after a driver struck her as she was crossing the street. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Azusa and Francisquito avenues early morning on September 28, 2017. Police say someone called 911 and reported an injured pedestrian. Officers who arrived at the scene found the woman on the street. Paramedics transported her to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Officials said the woman was crossing Azusa Avenue in a crosswalk when a northbound vehicle struck her. The driver did not stop. Police say they do not have a driver description. But the vehicle is described as a light-colored compact vehicle. This is the second pedestrian killed this Continue reading →
A 58-year-old man was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which involved a teenager who was speeding and driving recklessly, officials said. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a 17-year-old male driver from Huntington Beach was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse south on Pacific Coast Highway near Studebaker Road the afternoon of September 20, 2017. Witnesses told police the Eclipse was going at least 60 mph weaving through cars.
Just before entering the intersection the teen driver swerved to the left to avoid hitting a Continue reading →
Police arrested a man hours after a car struck and killed 41-year-old Binh Ngo who was riding his bicycle at the time. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred during the early morning hours of September 13, 2017, at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Ellis Avenue. Police who responded to the scene said they found the bicyclist, Ngo, dead at the scene. The driver had fled. Continue reading →
A hit-and-run driver who was involving in a bicycle accident in Westlake Village has been caught on camera. According to an NBC4 news report, the incident left the bicyclist with a critical head injury. Police have released a security photo with the hope of tracking down the driver. The accident occurred the evening of August 15, 2017 at Venice Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. The security photo shows the bicyclist as he was being struck by a tan minivan as both were traveling west on Venice Boulevard.
A man’s leg was severed on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore in a hit and run accident after his motorcycle became disabled and he tried to run across lanes, but was struck by a vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of August 29, 2017. California Highway Patrol officials said the motorcyclist was still alive and undergoing Continue reading →
A man was hospitalized with injuries after a car accident in Costa Mesa, which involved three vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred the morning of August 28, 2017 at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 16th Street. Police say when firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw one woman and three men involved from three vehicles.
The woman declined medical treatment as did two men who were in a gardening truck. A fourth person, a man in his late 20s or early 30s, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire officials. The man is said to have sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. The cause of the car accident is still under investigation. Continue reading →
Mark Miller, 75, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a pickup truck hit him on the SR-133 toll road in Irvine. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of August 22, 2017. California Highway Patrol officials say the motorcycle and the pickup truck were both traveling on the toll road. Continue reading →
Sarah Krueger, 46, was fatally injured in a Seal Beach pedestrian accident the morning of August 11, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 12th Street. Paramedics who responded to the incident found Krueger in full cardiac arrest. She had suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Krueger, a Seal Beach resident, was rushed by ambulance to an area hospital where she died from her injuries. Officials have not released details regarding the circumstances of this deadly pedestrian accident. No arrests or citations have been reported. The Seal Beach Police Department is investigating the fatal crash and anyone with information is urged to call 562-799-4100, ext. 1649. Continue reading →