Articles Posted in Hit and Run Accidents

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Jose Antonio Azpeitia, 48, was killed in a Costa Mesa car accident, which officials said, was caused by a hit-and-run driver who was under the influence. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the evening of Dec. 4 when a driver rammed into two cars on the southbound 55 Freeway just before Del Mar Road. Police say Azpeitia was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Continue reading →

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A 65-year-old man was fatally injured in a hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving Day while he was crossing the street. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the night of Nov. 22 on Vermont Avenue just north of 17th Place. The man was walking just outside of an unmarked crosswalk when he was fatally struck by a northbound black sedan. The driver failed to stop or render aid. The man was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD West Traffic Division investigators at 213-473-0234. Continue reading →

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in their search for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a woman in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred close to midnight on July 6 near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Plummer Street as the victim was trying to cross the street. A black vehicle, possibly a BMW, was traveling south on Sepulveda and struck the woman sending her body under a parked car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →

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A man died and a hit-and-run driver is at large after a fatal Pasadena car accident early morning on May 27. According to a KTLA news report, a white SUV traveling southbound on Sierra Madre Boulevard collided with a black Honda Accord traveling east on Colorado Boulevard. Firefighters tried to extricate the male driver from the Honda, but he had died. The deceased driver was identified as a man in his 20s. Witnesses tried to check on the SUV’s driver when he directed their attention to the driver of the black car. Continue reading →

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Cole Micek of San Pedro was fatally injured in a Long Beach bicycle accident, which officials said, involved two hit-and-run drivers. According to a news report in The Daily Breeze, Micek was found by Long Beach officers early morning on March 3 in lane 2 of the northbound 74 Freeway at Pier A Way. Officers administered medical assistance, but Micek was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have released images of two cars, one a white Toyota Camry (2015-2017 model) and another a late-90s Honda Accord with a distinctive dark hood and a sunroof. Anyone who recognizes these cars or has information about the crash or the drivers is urged to call Long Beach police at 562-570-7132. Continue reading →

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The daughter of 69-year-old Sun Choi, who was killed in a Santa Ana hit-and-run crash, is pleading for the driver to come forward. According to a KABC news report, Cherin Choi said she is heartbroken that her mother has died suddenly, just one week after celebrating her birthday. The fatal crash occurred as Sun and her husband were driving south on the 55 Freeway north of the 22 Freeway the afternoon of Feb. 24. California Highway Patrol officials said a white sedan made an unsafe lane change causing the car next to it to swerve, triggering a chain-reaction crash involving three other vehicles including Sun’s van. Continue reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 driver description has not been released. The Los Angeles City Council has a standing reward in hit-and-run cases with up to Continue reading →

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