Larry Falce, a 70-year-old off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy was fatally injured in what officials have determined was a road rage attack. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, Falce was driving his own car when he got into a minor collision at the intersection of University Avenue and Kendall Drive in San Bernardino the night of Dec. 31. Continue reading →
A motorcyclist was critically injured in an Anaheim car accident after a van struck a motorcycle at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred at Euclid Street and Medical Center Drive the night of Dec. 26. Police said it appears that the van was making a left turn into a parking lot when the motorcyclist drove into the intersection and struck the van. Continue reading →
A woman who was visiting the memorial site of a friend who was killed in a traffic accident weeks earlier was struck by an SUV that drove onto the curb. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injured woman had serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred the night of Dec. 20 at the southwest corner of Euclid Street and Francis Drive. Continue reading →
Catherine Gomez, 17, was killed in a Baldwin Park pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck her while she was walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred the night of Dec. 18 when Gomez was walking with her boyfriend in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Pacific and Vineland avenues. They had apparently just bought tacos for dinner and were going home when a driver ran a red light and hit the couple. Continue reading →
A 71-year-old man who was crossing a street in Garden Grove was struck and killed by a vehicle the night of December 8, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incidents occurred in the southbound lane of Brookhurst Street just north of Bixby Avenue. The man, crossing eastbound in an area that wasn’t marked by a crosswalk, was struck by a blue 2004 Infiniti G35 driven by a 22-year-old man. The pedestrian died at the scene.
The driver of the Infiniti remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. It did not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this fatal incident. No arrests or citations were reported. The investigation is pending and officials are asking anyone with information to contact Garden Grove police at 714-741-5823.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of this pedestrian who has been tragically killed. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
A 39-year-old man was critically injured in a Fullerton bicycle accident after he was struck by a car the evening of December 1, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury crash occurred near the intersection of Orangethorpe and Courtney avenues. The man suffered head and facial injuries. The driver of the Hyundai sedan, a 52-year-old Fullerton woman, was not injured and remained at the scene. The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part in this crash. No citations or arrests were reported. The incident is under investigation. Continue reading →
A 14-year-old boy suffered critical injuries in a pedestrian accident near San Juan Hills High School in San Juan Capistrano the morning of November 28, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision took place at Via Pamplona and Stallion Ridge, which marks the entrance to a residential development, which is often used as a turnaround by motorists. The driver remained at the scene. No arrests or citations have been issued. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading →
Two people were killed on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove after a man was struck by a vehicle when he got out of a disabled vehicle, an incident that triggered a subsequent crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, 50-year-old Raul Vazquez Jr., 50, of Santa Ana was pronounced dead at the scene and Charlotte Nugent, 68, of Seal Beach died at a local hospital. She was driving one of the vehicles that crashed. The incident occurred the morning of November 23, 2017. Continue reading →
Samuel Medina Arias, 52, was killed in a La Habra pedestrian accident after two cars struck him as he was crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the night of November 19, 2017 at Lambert Road and Cypress Street. Arias was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not quite clear what led to this collision. No arrests or citations were reported. Officials are still investigating the cause of this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 562-383-4300. Continue reading →
Two young boys, ages 7 and 9, were killed in a Boyle Heights crash, and several others were critically injured after they were struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SUV that was responding to a call. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred the night of November 16, 2017 at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Indiana Street. The sheriff’s vehicle collided with two other cars and the impact thrust the police vehicle onto the sidewalk when it ran into a mother and her two sons. Continue reading →