February 3, 2015

Motorcyclist Injured in Fullerton Car Accident

A motorcyclist was hospitalized with injuries after he was struck on a freeway in Fullerton the morning of January 28, 2015. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred on the southbound 57 Freeway when a Ford Escape traveling in the carpool lane attempted to cross lanes to enter the 91 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officials said the female driver did not see the motorcycle behind her. The male motorcyclist hit the back of the woman's car and fell off. He was transported to an area trauma center. The nature and extent of his injuries is not known. The investigation is ongoing.

We hope the motorcyclist did not suffer major or critical injuries. We wish him the very best for a speedy and full recovery.

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January 28, 2015

Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

Ricardo Rivas, 60, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident after a person driving a work truck hit him.

According to a new report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 20, 2014 at the intersection of East Edinger Avenue and Maple Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man, later identified as Rivas, lying in the westbound lanes of East Edinger Avenue.

He was

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January 19, 2015

Woman Injured in Anaheim Car Accident

A woman was injured in an Anaheim car accident after two cars collided. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred on South Knott Avenue between West Olinda Lane and West Ariel Place the afternoon of January 16, 2015. Police say a driver in a silver Infiniti sedan was traveling northbound on Knott Avenue when a woman driving a gray Nissan Quest minivan was coming out of an alley and turning left onto the same street southbound.

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January 18, 2015

Pedestrian Killed In San Bernardino Crosswalk Accident

Guy Burling, 54, was killed in a San Bernardino pedestrian accident when he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the afternoon of January 13, 2015 at the intersection of College Avenue and University Parkway.

Police say 44-year-old Edward Corrigan was in a 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup going west on College Avenue when he turned left onto University Parkway and

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January 14, 2015

Driver Charged with Child Endangerment in Anaheim School Bus Accident

A former school bus driver who officials say passed out while taking a group of kids home and crashed into a tree is facing felony child abuse and endangerment as a well ad perjury charges in connection with a school bus crash in Anaheim Hills on April 24, 2014.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, 25-year-old Gerald Douglas Rupple, was arrested this week in connection with

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January 12, 2015

Fresno Man Injured In Pit Bull Attack

Hector Marroquin was seriously injured in a horrific dog attack after a pack of pit bulls bit him.

According to a news report, the dog bite incident occurred the evening of January 7, 2014 in an alley near Clinton Avenue and Bond Street in Southeast Fresno.

Marroquin said he was locking up the gate to his carport in the alley when four pit bulls

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January 6, 2015

Three Injured in Lake Forest Car Accident

Three people were injured, including one critically, in a Lake Forest car accident after two cars collided at a street intersection. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of El Toro and Jeronimo roads the morning of January 2, 2014. One of the victims, a man, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. The man' son was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the second car, a woman in her early 20s, sustained mild neck and back injuries. Officials are still investigating the cause of the incident.

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January 5, 2015

Fountain Valley DUI Crash Proves Fatal for Bicyclist

Vinh Tran, 36, was killed in a Fountain Valley bicycle accident, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal collision occurred the morning of December 27, 2014 at Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue. Police say a Jeep driven by 37-year-old William Joseph Klein struck Tran who was riding his bike south on Brookhurst.

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December 30, 2014

Toddler Drowns In Anaheim Backyard Pool

A 3-year-old boy was killed in an Orange County swimming pool accident after he drowned in the backyard pool of an Anaheim home the afternoon of December 23, 2014.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a home in the 2200 block of West Judith Lane.

Officials say a family from Santa Ana was visiting relatives who live in the Anaheim home and frantically searched for the boy in the house when they realized

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December 24, 2014

San Diego Man Complains about Dog Attack in His Neighborhood

David Armillie, a San Diego man, has reported that he and his dog were attacked by a loose pit bull as they walked home from a grocery store in the Grant Hill area. Armillie told Channel 10 that he was walking with his dog, Scutter, in the 200 block of 33rd Street on November 25, 2014, when a pit bull jumped over a fence and attacked them. The pit bull got Scutter in his jaw and Armillie had to free his dog from the pit bull's strong hold.

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December 22, 2014

Fatal Crosswalk Accident In Buena Park

A 70-year-old man was killed in a Buena Park pedestrian accident after being struck by a pickup truck near the 91 Freeway.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred the evening of December 17, 2014 on the

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December 19, 2014

Impaired Driver Suspected In Fatal Redondo Beach Pedestrian Collision

Police say that a physically disabled woman, who has been accused of causing a pedestrian accident in Redondo Beach that killed four and injured several others, was under the influence of prescription drugs.

According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the pedestrians were crossing Pacific Coast Highway at Vincent Street the night of December 17, 2014 when they were struck by

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December 12, 2014

Woman Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

Oanh Tranh, 47, of Costa Mesa, was killed in an Irvine pedestrian accident after a vehicle hit her on the sidewalk.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the morning of December 10, 2014 on Bryan Avenue near Patriot Way.

Officials said a 27-year-old man driving a silver Kia Rio crashed into the woman who was walking on a sidewalk on Bryan Avenue.

The driver was found between

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December 9, 2014

Discussion Revived about Link Between Brain Injury and Mental Instability

Recently, the news of Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has once again raised the important issue of the link between traumatic brain injuries and mental instability. According to an NBC News report, Karageorge allegedly suffered from debilitating concussions. His autopsy shed some light on what happened to him. But there are thousands more nationwide playing football at various levels: club, varsity, university and professional. It is important that these players understand this important information so they can make informed decisions about care and treatment.

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December 8, 2014

Workers Critically Injured in Irvine Construction Site

Two construction workers involved in a worksite accident are in critical condition after they were electrocuted on a job in Irvine, The Orange County Register reports. Officials said the incident occurred the night of December 5, 2014 at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Michelson Drive. There were at least 10 workers preparing for a planned power outage in the area. The two victims, men in their mid 20s, were working in the pit area of an underground vault. They were using jackhammers and somehow came in contact with a high-voltage line. Both suffered severe electrical shock and burns to their hands and faces. They were transported to a regional trauma center and are said to be in critical condition.

Our hearts go out to these two workers and their families. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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