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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December 8, 2014

Bicycle Hit-and-Run Collisions Surge In Los Angeles

Hit-and-run accidents involving bicyclists have seen a troubling increase on Los Angeles roadways.

According to an in-depth analysis of the issue in the Los Angeles Times, hit-and-runs involving bicyclists increased by 42 percent from 2002 to 2012 in Los Angeles County.

Also, during that same period, more than 5,600 cyclists were

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December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Collision Claims 6-year-old Boy

Austin Medina, 6, was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after a two-car collision. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street the night of November 27, 2014. Police say Austin was with his mother and 11-year-old brother when his mother's white 2014 Mazda 3 that was northbound on Bushard collided with a silver 2003 Ford Escape driven by a 68-year-old woman.

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November 26, 2014

Bicyclist Injured In Fullerton DUI Collision

A bicyclist suffered severe injuries in a Fullerton car accident, which officials say, involved a drunk driver who has already had a prior DUI conviction.

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of November 23, 2014.

Police say Leigh Michael Ziegler, 30, was traveling east in the 700 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue when the mirror of his pickup truck clipped a

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November 24, 2014

LAPD Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver

Carlos Cuellar, 54, was critically injured in a pedestrian accident near downtown Los Angeles, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver.

According to a KTLA news report, the major injury collision occurred the night of November 17, 2014 on Central Avenue just south of 23rd Street.

LAPD officials say the driver failed to

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November 19, 2014

Toddler Suffers Severe Facial Injuries In Riverside Dog Attack

A 1-year-old boy identified as Kaidyn Sutton suffered severe facial injuries after a dog attacked him in a Riverside County park on November 14, 2014.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Primrose Park in French Valley, an unincorporated area northeast of Murrieta. Kaidyn was with his mother and her friend when a 6-year-old Labrador mix

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November 18, 2014

Elderly Pedestrian Struck By Elderly Driver In Costa Mesa

A 92-year-old man was critically injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident after a 95-year-old driver struck him.

According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the injury collision occurred near the intersection of Baker Street and Loren Lane the evening of November 8, 2014.

Police say the pedestrian was

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November 17, 2014

Wrong-Way Crash On OC Freeway Involves Suspected DUI Driver

A wrong-way crash in Costa Mesa left at least one person seriously injured.

According to a news report in the Daily Pilot, the incident occurred early morning on November 9, 2014 when a woman in a Toyota SUV drove onto the northbound 405 freeway off-ramp at Fairview Road headed against traffic.

As the driver sped up to 50 mph, the SUV crashed into a Honda Accord traveling about 65 mph in the opposite direction.

The Accord's driver suffered

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November 10, 2014

Elevator Technician Killed on the Job

Frank Barrile, 31, was killed in a Beverly Hills industrial accident involving an elevator at an apartment building the night of November 6, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident was reported in the 400 block of South Rexford Drive near Olympic Boulevard.

Barrile was found in the elevator shaft on the ground floor of the three-story apartment building.

He was

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November 6, 2014

Jurupa Valley Boy Loses Ear In Dog Attack

A toddler was severely injured in a Riverside County dog attack after his family's pit bull attacked him and ripped off his ear.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the dog attack occurred the morning of November 5, 2014 in the backyard of a home on Pontiac Avenue in Jurupa Valley.

The child, who is 18 months old, was

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November 4, 2014

Audit Shows State Failed To Investigate Nursing Home Complaints

California's Department of Public Health has failed to adequately investigate complaints made at nursing homes across the state, according to an audit released last week.

According to a report in Kaiser Health News, the audit was requested after lawmakers got reports about a backlog of complaints about

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October 31, 2014

Feds Start Review of 4.9 Million Chrysler Vehicles for Potential Defects

Federal regulators have launched a review into 4.9 million 2007-2014 Chrysler vehicles for possible electronic failures that may be linked to problems such as engine stalling, airbag non-deployment, unintended acceleration and vehicle fires.

According to a Detroit News report, this review by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was

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October 30, 2014

Three Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Car Accident

A mother and two children were hospitalized with injuries after a car went out of control and struck them the afternoon of October 27, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury accident occurred when the victims were at a bus bench along the 1100 block of West Jefferson Boulevard near Vermont Avenue.

A 32-year-old woman and a 1-year-old girl were

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