Taylor Chriswell, 7, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Hesperia. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred the morning of March 6, 2014 at Peach Street and Sycamore Avenue. Officials say the girl was crossing the street on her way to school when the car, a 2002 Chevy Impala, hit her. Officials do not believe that the driver was speeding or under the influence. Anyone with more information about this crash is asked to contact police at 760-947-1500.
Santa Ana police officers are looking for one of two drivers who they say struck and injured a teen girl as she was running through moving traffic. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the hit-and-run accident, which occurred March 3, 2014, was caught on camera at Santa Ana College at 17th and Bristol streets. Officials say the high school sophomore was technically at fault because she was running against the red light. However, the two drivers who hit her, one in a red truck and the other in a black sedan fled the scene after stopping briefly.
Grammy Award-winning art director, 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala, was killed when a Ford GT driven by the brother of actress Salma Hayek was involved in a crash with a pickup truck on Sunset Boulevard the evening of February 23, 2104. According to a news report on NBC Southern California, police say Hayek lost control of the vehicle while traveling east on Sunset Boulevard and crossed into the westbound lanes crashing head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
A 10-year-old girl, who was bitten by a dog while waiting for her school bus, had to undergo surgery for bite marks on her face. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the morning of February 19, 2014 at the corner of 7th Street and West Drive in Desert Hot Springs. The girl was bitten twice by a 2-year-old Huskie mix named Ollie as she petted him. The girl and her mother were familiar with the dog. As she petted the dog while waiting for her bus, the dog turned and bit her. The girl got stitches after the incident. It is not clear who owns the dog.
A suspected DUI driver was arrested after a hit-and-run crash in Huntington Beach that killed a 37-year-old male bicyclist. According to a KTLA News report, the incident occurred the night of February 19, 2014 near the intersection of Edwards Avenue and Ellis Avenue. Officials say a 2012 Toyota Camry and the bicyclist were both headed south when the bicyclist was struck by the sedan.
The bicyclist was riding in the bike lane when the car struck him. He was left in the roadway and pronounced dead at the scene. A witness told police that the vehicle fled the scene. The car's front tire was found in the street. Officials tracked down the hit-and-run vehicle and arrested the driver, identified as 29-year-old Antonio Magdaleno Jr. of Oxnard. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run causing death.
A 73-year-old Fullerton woman has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run in connection with a crash that critically injured a 28-year-old pedestrian in Pacific Palisades. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 14, 2014 when the pedestrian was walking across Pacific Coast Highway north of Temescal Canyon Road in a marked, flashing pedestrian crosswalk. Anna Soon Ma crashed her 2010 Toyota Prius into the pedestrian and then left the scene. The man suffered severe head trauma and was hospitalized. Ma was later arrested and charged.
A new government report is showing that fewer children are dying in car accidents.
According to a CBS News report, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows that over the last 10 years, child traffic accident deaths declined by 43 percent. Health officials say the use of car seats and booster seats drove this decline.
However, sadly, one-third of the children 12 and under who died in 2011 were not buckled up. The CDC report focused on crash deaths of children 12 and under and covered 2002 through 2011 when traffic deaths overall declined to levels not seen since the 1940s.
Murder by DUI: Sherri Lynn Wilkins, a substance abuse counselor who drove two miles through Torrance with a critically injured man on her windshield, was convicted this week of second-degree murder, drunk driving and hit-and-run charges. The Associated Press reports that Wilkins's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit for driving when she struck and fatally injured 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 on Torrance Boulevard.
A driver was killed in a truck accident in Ontario after the tractor-trailer he was driving struck another big-rig that was parked on the shoulder and veered off the roadway. According to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Coroner, California Highway Patrol officials were sent to the northbound Interstate 15 early morning on January 30, 2014 after reports of a two-vehicle accident. The officers found the tractor-trailer, which came to rest at the southbound Interstate 15 to Interstate 10 overpass. The driver of the tractor-trailer died at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Police are seeking the public's help to find a hit-and-run driver who police say struck and injured a 9-year-old girl. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury crash occurred at California Street and Plum Avenue the afternoon of January 16, 2014 a couple of miles west of Ontario International Airport. The girl suffered a broken arm and facial cuts. She has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
William Jay Kiernan, 47, was killed in a motorcycle accident after a vehicle turned left in front of him at an intersection in Phelan. According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, the fatal collision occurred near the intersection of Sheep Creek Road and Daisy Lane. California Highway Patrol officials say 27-year-old Christopher Durbin was driving a 2002 Toyota Tundra pickup north on Sheep Creek at 30- to 35 mph when he attempted to make a turn directly in the path of the motorcyclist.
Robert Ramage, 24, was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Northridge not far from his home the morning of January 15, 2014. According to a KABC news report, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Balboa Boulevard and Parthenia Street. Officials say a tan 2001 Ford Ranger pickup truck was traveling west on Parthenia when it slammed into a 1993 Ford Escort that was traveling south on Balboa. The truck continued on Balboa crashing into a parked vehicle.
A 3-year-old boy had to get 50 stitches after a dog attacked him when he was with a family member at a Lowe's Home Improvement Center in Murrieta. According to a KABC news report, the incident, captured on the store's surveillance video, occurred the morning of December 28, 2013. Police say the child was in the store with an adult family member while his father was shopping nearby at the store in the 24700 block of Madison Avenue. The dog, which was with its owner on a leash near the child, bit the boy in the head when he went to pet the dog.
Nine people were injured, two critically, in a Los Angeles area car crash the evening of December 22, 2013. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred in the 20300 block of Parthenia Street in Winnetka. Police said an SUV collided with a minivan sending the van careening into the curb of a home. A surveillance camera mounted onto the home caught the accident on video, which investigators are examining.
At least 14 people were injured, one seriously, when a Riverside Transit Authority bus, a car and a tow truck crashed the morning of December 19, 2013. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Highway 74 and Briggs Road in Romoland. California Highway Patrol officials said the bus was heading west approaching Briggs Road in rainy weather when it slid and spun sideways striking a Pontiac Bonneville that was traveling in the opposite direction. A tow truck following the Bonneville also hit the car.
A 48-year old woman driving the car suffered major injuries and was transported to a regional hospital for treatment. Fire officials said 14 people including the car's driver were transported to hospitals. Two suffered serious injuries and 12 others suffered minor to moderate injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Investigators are also performing a mechanical inspection of the bus.