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 →
At least one person died and two more were injured in a Santa Clarita car accident that involved a city bus and several other vehicles. According to a KTLA news report, the collision occurred the evening of November 4, 2017 at the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said the chain-reaction collision began with a Ford pickup truck pulling a U-Haul trailer and a camper trailer slammed into a Toyota Corolla from behind as the car was stopped at a light waiting to make a left turn. 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 →
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.