A motorcyclist involved in a 2017 multi-vehicle car accident on the 14 Freeway that stemmed from a road rage incident whose video went viral, has been arrested eight months later. The man has been identified as 44-year-old Andrew Flanigan. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the dangerous incident, which was caught on camera, occurred on June 21, 2017. Flanigan, who was on the motorcycle, is accused of speeding up to a sedan and kicking the side of the vehicle. His action caused the sedan to veer left, crash into the wall and strike a pickup truck that ended up on its roof. Continue reading →
Jaslyn Ouch, 20, was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which also left four others critically injured. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal car crash occurred near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Spring Street. Police say Ouch was a passenger in a Honda Civic that was slammed into by a Ford Mustang the evening of Jan. 20. Police say four people were transported. Police say four people were in critical condition after they were pulled from the wreckage. Officials also said the Mustang sustained severe front-end damage, which showed how violent the impact of the collision was. 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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →