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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 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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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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October 22, 2014

Victorville Family Calls for Safer Intersection after Fatal Accident

The family of Dollie Wilson is calling for a stop light at the intersection in Victorville where Wilson was hit and killed by another drivers.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Lindero Street and Cypress Avenue on October 12, 2014.

Wilson was driving with her family through the four-way intersection, which has two stop signs and is notorious for

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August 22, 2014

Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant

Ten people were injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed into a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Pacoima the evening of August 18, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred at the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard.

A white Toyota Rav4 crashed into the restaurant through the front window.

Three of the injured

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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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May 5, 2014

Lancaster Car Accident Proves Fatal

A car accident at a street intersection in Lancaster proved fatal for Herminia Espinoza, 57, and Megan Solano, 3, both of Lancaster. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, several others including children were also injured in this crash, which occurred the evening of May 3, 2014 at the intersection of Lancaster Boulevard and 25th Street East.

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March 28, 2014

Seven Injured in Lake Los Angeles Car Accident

Seven people were injured, at least one critically, in a two-vehicle crash in Lake Los Angeles the evening of March 27, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of 165th Street and Avenue S east of Palmdale.

Initial reports state that as many as three people were in critical condition and that the crash involved two vehicles colliding head on.

Some of the crash victims were airlifted to a regional hospital. Two of those victims were children. Four others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say that the crash occurred on a dark and isolated stretch of road. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Officials say the accident

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February 14, 2014

Report Shows Fewer Children Are Dying In Car Accidents

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.

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December 2, 2013

Three Injured in Perris after Car Crashes into Restaurant

Three people were injured, one seriously, after a car plowed into a crowded restaurant in Perris the afternoon of November 24, 2013. According to a news report on CBS Los Angeles, the injury crash occurred at the Sol y Mar Mexican Grill in the 2900 block of Perris Boulevard. One diner suffered major injuries and two others who were hit suffered minor to moderate injuries. All three were transported to the hospital. Police say the 19-year-old driver, later identified as Mario Balverde, was trying to leave the parking lot when he lost control of the vehicle. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony DUI resulting in injuries.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in this incident. I wish them all the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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November 22, 2013

Former NFL Player Thomas Howard Killed in California Car Crash

Former NFL linebacker Thomas Howard suffered fatal injuries in a car crash in Alameda, California. According to a news report in the San Jose Mercury News, the fiery crash occurred early morning on November 18, 2013 on the Interstate 880 in Oakland. California Highway Patrol officials say Howard was driving his BMW northbound at speeds as high as 110 mph when he hit the back of a big rig he was swerving to miss.

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October 25, 2013

Couple and Toddler Killed in Fontana Car Crash

A young mother, her boyfriend and her 2-year-old daughter were killed in a Fontana car crash when a driver rammed into their stopped car near a street intersection. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the collision occurred the night of October 21, 2013 near the intersection of Citrus Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. The deceased were identified as Helen Amaya, her boyfriend Shawn Scott and Amaya's 2-year-old daughter.

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October 21, 2013

Two Killed in Separate Santa Ana Pedestrian Accidents

Two people have been killed and two others were seriously injured after being struck by vehicles in Santa Ana within the past week. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, 68-year-old Petra Perez Jimenez died from injuries sustained on October 11, 2013 when she was struck by a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Grant Street and Standard Avenue. Jimenez was pushing a shopping cart in a marked crosswalk when the northbound vehicle hit her. The driver of the Camry, who was driving without a license, remained at the scene. No charges have been filed yet.

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October 11, 2013

One Killed, Several Injured in Fullerton Car Crash

A driver identified as 57-year-old Adrian Davis was killed and several others were injured in a Fullerton crash that involved eight vehicles. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred the afternoon of October 10, 2013 near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Valencia Mesa Drive. Police say Davis, who was driving a yellow Ford F-150 pickup truck, was traveling in the wrong direction when he swerved into lanes on Harbor and struck several vehicles that were stopped at a signal. Davis died from his injuries. Five others were injured, but the nature and extent of their injuries is not known.

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June 3, 2013

Focus on Summer Travel Safety: Driving under the Influence

This is the fifth in a series of five blogs about staying safe during your summer travels and road trips. Read first four posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Drunk driving crashes are an epidemic in Orange County and California - even more so in the summer. According to California Office of Traffic Safety, 10 Orange County cities rank among the worst statewide for rates of injuries and fatalities caused by driving under the influence. Of all the cities in the state with a population of 100,000 to 250,000, the city of Orange ranks number one for drunk driving collisions and fatalities. Newport Beach ranks number one for DUI crashes among cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000. Santa Ana ranks third and Anaheim is at number 10 for worst cities with populations greater than 250,000.

Tips to Prevent DUI Collisions

Taking into consideration these horrifying statistics, it is important to take several precautions whether you are going on a long summer trip:

• If your plans include a gathering where alcohol is served, please make sure that your group has designated a sober driver to take you home safely. If you have trouble finding a designated driver, take a cab or stay at the location of the event, if possible, until you are sober.
• If you have been drinking, do not drive at all. Your ability to operate a motor vehicle can be compromised even if your blood alcohol content is below the legal limit.
• If you know someone who is about to drive away after drinking, take their keys and help them make arrangements to get to their destination. You could help save your friend's live and potentially, the lives of others on the roadway.
• Alcohol is not the only dangerous impairment. Pharmaceutical drugs - even over- the-counter medications - can impair judgment and gross motor skills.
• If you suspect that another driver is driving under the influence, stay clear of them and promptly call 911 to report the driver to the authorities.
• Be alert and watch out for cars driving with headlights off at night, driving considerably below the speed limit or following too closely.
• If you are hosting a party, make sure your guests are sober.

Protecting Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver this summer, please get in touch with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who has been successful in financially pursuing drunk drivers on behalf of injured victims and their families. Please understand that you do have legal rights. Drunk drivers can be held criminally and civilly liable for the injuries and damages they cause.