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 →
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 →
Jackie Morris, 77, was killed in a Long Beach hit-and-run car accident early morning on January 24, 2017. According to a KABC news report, Morris was on her way to shop at the Smart & Final across the street from a senior complex when she was struck. The driver fled the scene. Police said there is no description of the driver behind the wheel of a silver four-door compact car, which they say, struck Morris. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but died from her injuries shortly afterward. Officials are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Jackie Morris for their terrible loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
An elderly woman was struck and injured in a pedestrian accident in Arcadia, which officials say, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the collision took place the night of December 14, 2016 on Baldwin Avenue at Arcadia Avenue. The woman was crossing Baldwin Avenue when a northbound Ford Explorer Sport Trac pickup truck struck her.
The truck continued driving. But, multiple witnesses called 911 to report the crash and provide information including the license plate number of the hit-and-run pickup truck. Pasadena police located and arrested the suspected driver a short time later at his home. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition, but is said to be stable now. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the critically injured pedestrian. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
A 15-year-old boy, identified as Ramiro Macias, was critically injured in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a minivan while riding his bike. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the teen was riding his bike near Brookhurst Street and Ball Road the night of September 18, 2016. Witnesses told police that the van, a gray Dodge Caravan, was driving erratically, swerved and struck the bicyclist.
They also told police that the driver failed to stop and continued driving. The boy was riding his bike south on Brookhurst in the bike lane. The front of the minivan will have damage consistent with hitting a bicycle, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Anaheim police at 714-765-1900.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ramiro Macias and his family as they go through these very difficult times. We wish him the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Police are looking for a motorist in connection with a hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles that left a woman dead. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred early morning on September 14, 2016 near 79th Street and Western Avenue. The driver, a male driving a black Chevrolet, struck the woman and kept driving south on Western Avenue toward 80th Street.
The incident is being investigated as a felony hit-and-run. Some people in the neighborhood said the person who struck the victim might have been speeding because there were skid marks on the street. The location where this crash occurred is about half a mile from one of Los Angeles County’s most problematic intersections, Florence and Western Avenues where 30 hit-and-run crashes were reported between 2002 and 2013, according to the Times’ analysis of California crash records.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of this hit-and-run victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you stop, regardless of whose fault the accident was. As Orange County car accident attorneys who represent the seriously injured, we see examples of how motorists get themselves in trouble because of a momentary lapse in judgment, when they actually believe it is fine for them to leave the scene of an injury accident just because the accident may have been the other party’s fault. Guess what? If you left the scene of an injury hit-and-run crash, you could be looking at being charged with a felony crime.
We see examples of these cases pretty much on a daily basis. On the night of March 28, 2016 a male pedestrian was seriously injured in a Fullerton hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision was reported in the 400 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue when a vehicle struck a man running across the eastbound lanes. The driver left the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries. Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. Continue reading →