July 28, 2014

California Leaders Team Up To Fight The Hit-and-Run Epidemic

Leaders in Los Angeles and California are teaming up to crack down on what many are calling the epidemic of hit-and-run crashes in the City of Angels and statewide.

According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and State Assemblyman Mike Gatto joined other leaders at Los Angeles City Hall this week to announce their support of two bills that aim to stem the tide of hit-and-run incidents in California.

Two Hit-and-Run Bills

First is the introduction of a statewide

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July 25, 2014

Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood DUI Hit-and-Run Collision

A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a North Hollywood car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal motorcycle collision occurred when Austin Michael Clay, 29, was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry north on Lankershim Boulevard at Magnolia Boulevard and made a left turn into the path of a southbound Yamaha motorcycle.

Police say the Toyota

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July 21, 2014

Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injuries

A 35-year-old man was critically injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident after he was struck while crossing the street.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred early morning on July 19, 2014 in the 1800 block of Katella Avenue.

Police say the pedestrian was walking from the Angels baseball game with several others when a car driven by a 23-year-old man traveling west on Katella struck him.

The pedestrian sustained

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July 18, 2014

Worker Electrocuted in Orange County Construction Accident

One man was electrocuted and another shocked during a construction accident at Mission Viejo High School the afternoon of July 17, 2014.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a construction crew was working on the campus's athletic field in the 25000 block of Chrisanta Drive when one of the workers was electrocuted.

Orange County Fire Authority officials said the workers were

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July 18, 2014

Teen Girl Injured in Crosswalk Accident in Costa Mesa

A 15-year-old girl was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials say involved a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene.

According to a news report in The Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Fairview Road and Baker Street early morning on July 14, 2014.

Costa Mesa police say Ryota Takamatsu, 22,

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July 14, 2014

Three Killed in Los Angeles County Car Accident

Two men and a woman died early morning on July 13, 2014 in a car accident after the vehicle in which they were traveling went off the side of the 60 Freeway in the City of Industry and landed in a construction site.

According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the crash occurred at a construction site near the 60 Freeway at Crossroads Parkway.

California Highway Patrol officials said a while Kia Soul was traveling west on the 60 Freeway when it

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July 10, 2014

7-year-old Girl Injured in Riverside Dog Attack

A 7-year-old Riverside girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after a pit bull broke loose from its chain and attacked her.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the dog was tethered in an unfenced front yard in the 11400 block of Queensboro Street in Riverside the night of July 6, 2014 when the chain broke.

The pit bull went after the girl who

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July 9, 2014

4-year-old Boy Severely Injured in Fontana Pit Bull Attack

A 4-year-old boy was injured in a dog attack involving his family's pit bull.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of July 7, 2014 at a home in the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street.

The dog jumped on the child biting his head and face.

Two off-duty LAPD officers who live in the area responded to help the boy's mother get the dog off the child.

One of the officers

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July 7, 2014

Motorcyclist Injured In Jurupa Valley Crash

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a Riverside car accident after being hit by a left-turning vehicle.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the crash occurred on San Sevaine Way west of Wacker Driver the afternoon of June 30, 2014.

The motorcycle was traveling west on San Sevaine Way when it collided with the car, which was making a left turn into a business lot.

The motorcyclist was

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July 1, 2014

Hit-and-Run Bill Gains Support in Santa Monica

State legislators in California are deliberating over a bill that would penalize someone at fault in a non-injury hit-and-run situation.

According to a news report on West Side Today, Assembly Bill 1532 would create a penalty for a driver who strikes a person and flees the scene without stopping, even if the person struck is not injured.

Under the proposed bill, a driver who is caught and convicted of a non-injury hit-and-run case would

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June 23, 2014

Worker Injured in Fall on Ship at Port of Los Angeles

A worker suffered injuries on the job after he fell about 25 feet into the cargo hold of a ship, which was docked at the Port of Los Angeles.

According to a City News Service report in the Daily Breeze, the incident occurred the morning of June 16, 2014 at Berth 209 near the 1000 block of New Dock Street.

The worker, a man in his late 50s, fell into a very small area two levels below deck of the 623-foot bulk cargo vessel Navios Vector, a Panamanian-registered ship.

The area was filled with 60-foot-long steel pipes that were securely fastened and the man was not trapped beneath them, officials said.

The man was

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June 16, 2014

Elderly Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Suspected DUI Driver in Newport Beach

Edward Salkin, 81, of Corona del Mar, was killed in a Newport Beach pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a suspected DUI driver.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Pacific Coast Highway near Morning Canyon the night of June 12, 2014.

Officials say Salkin was struck by a truck driven by 23-year-old Robert John Greaney of Costa Mesa.

He was arrested on

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June 9, 2014

Nine Injured in Santa Ana Bus Accident

Nine people were injured when a driver ran a red light and hit an Orange County Transportation Authority bus the night of June 3, 2014.

The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred at the intersection of 17th Street and Fairview Road.

Officials say the OCTA bus was traveling west on 17th Street when a Toyota going north on Fairview ran a red light and struck the bus.

The impact of the collision pushed the bus into a

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June 2, 2014

Toddler Drowns in San Bernardino Spa Pool

A 4-year-old boy died in a swimming pool accident after he drowned in a spa pool located in the backyard of a home.

According to a KCAL9 news report, the incident occurred in the 2600 block of Mercedes Drive. The boy was trapped in the swimming pool when one of his hands got caught in a suction drain.

Fire officials said the boy's great-grandparents were watching him and tried to rescue the child. It is not clear how long the boy was underwater.

Firefighters performed CPR on the boy and took him to the hospital where he later died.

Officials say this is a tragic accident that could have been completely avoided.

Upon investigation, officials found that

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May 30, 2014

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Stanton Car Accident

A man suffered critical injuries in an Orange County car accident after a vehicle struck him near a street intersection.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury crash occurred near the intersection of Dale Avenue and Standustrial Street the night of May 27, 2014.

Police say a 2004 Mazda SUV headed north on Dale hit the man when he stepped off the curb.
The 27-year-old driver remained at the scene of the crash.

The pedestrian was thrown about 10 to 15 feet on impact. The man suffered severe head trauma.

Police believe that the pedestrian was

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