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May 2, 2015

Pedestrian Killed In Westminster Car Accident

An elderly woman was struck and killed in a Westminster pedestrian accident the morning of April 27, 2015.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Bolsa Avenue in the Little Saigon area.

The woman was walking in

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April 27, 2015

Motorcyclist Killed In Lancaster Car Accident

Glenn A. Grimm, 59, was killed in a Lancaster car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver.

According to a CBS news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of April 19, 2015 at the intersection of East Avenue K and 90th Street East.

Police say the 2007 Nissan Frontier truck driven by 57-year-old Javier Gomez-Pena, was traveling north on 90th Street East when it

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March 30, 2015

Two Injured In Buena Park Car Accident

Two drivers were injured in a Buena Park car accident the night of March 26, 2015 after their respective vehicles crashed into each other.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred at the intersection of Knott Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.

One of the drivers was a male in his 40s and another a female in her early 70s.

The male driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be

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March 17, 2015

Three Injured In Orange Car Accident

Three people were injured, one critically, in a three-car crash the evening of March 13, 2015.

According to a report in the Orange County Register, the incident, which involved three vehicles, occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Collins Avenue.

Two vehicles collided at the intersection.

The impact caused one of the vehicles to

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February 27, 2015

Chino Hills Head On Crash Causes Major Injuries

A head-on car accident in Chino Hills left two motorists severely injured.

According to a news report in in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 26, 2015 at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills near the city's western border.

The victims were only identified as

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February 18, 2015

Dropped Mattress Leads to Fatal Santa Ana Crash on 55 Freeway

Cynthia Brock, 53, of Costa Mesa was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, was caused by a dropped mattress on the 55 Freeway.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Dyer Road exit the night of February 13, 2015.

California Highway Patrol officials say Brock was driving a 1982 Toyota Celica that hit a mattress in the fast lane and then hit the center divider before coming to rest sideways on the freeway.

Brock's Celica was then struck on the

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August 18, 2014

One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup

Maydelin Salas, 5, was killed and 13 others were injured in a 11-vehicle crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue in El Monte.

According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash and pileup occurred when a tanker truck hauling milk rear-ended a 2004 Nissan minivan, setting off a chain reaction early morning on August 14, 2014.

Maydelin was riding as a rear passenger in the minivan. She died from her injuries.

Thirteen others were injured, four of them critically.

Nine people suffered

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February 27, 2014

Salma Hayek's Brother Involved in Fatal Los Angeles Car Accident

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.

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December 24, 2013

Los Angeles Car Crash Causes Critical Injuries

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.

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December 13, 2013

16-year-old Girl Killed in Wilmington Car Crash

Valentina Dola-Sandro, 16, was killed in a Wilmington car accident after the vehicle in which she was a passenger went out of control and crashed. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal crash occurred the morning of December 7, 2013. Police say she was a passenger in a red 2005 Ford Mustang, which was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a red light at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Avalon Boulevard.

Valentina had been sitting in the backseat and was ejected from the Mustang when it collided with another vehicle. She died at the scene. The other vehicle flipped during the collision. Four others were injured and transported to area hospitals, but they are all expected to survive. The investigation is still ongoing.

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September 3, 2013

Nine Injured in Los Angeles Car Crash

Nine people were injured in a Los Angeles car crash involving two vehicles. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury crash occurred the night of August 28, 2013 at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Central Avenue in South Los Angeles.

Four of the injured parties were treated at the scene and released. Five others were transported to a local hospital, including one person who was reported to have been in grave condition. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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August 1, 2013

Seven Injured after South Los Angeles Nail Salon Crash


Seven people were hurt after a car plowed through the window of a busy South Los Angeles nail salon, The Associated Press reports. Police say about a dozen people were in the salon just after 2 p.m. on July 30, 2013 when a car crashed into the business. The driver apparently tried to back out and get away, but that he did not get far because his car was badly damaged.

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March 25, 2013

Anaheim Car Crash Causes Injuries

Three cars collided at the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Brookhurst Street early morning on March 25, 2013 sending at least one person to the hospital. The Orange County Register reports that the injury collision occurred when a Ford Explorer that was northbound on Brookhurst collided with a Honda Civic that was eastbound on La Palma Avenue. The Civic was crushed on the passenger side and the driver was treated for his injuries. Walter Isom, the driver of the Nissan Sentra, was traveling through the green light directly behind the Civic when it was struck and spun into his car, damaging the front end of the Nissan. Isom was not injured. The investigation is still ongoing.

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November 21, 2012

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Triple A projects that this year 43.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which is an increase of 0.7 percent over the 43.3 million people who traveled last year. AAA has also said that this year, about 90 percent or 39.1 million people plan to travel in a vehicle. This is a slight increase compared to last year. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday and a time when families get together, it is also a time when a number of auto accidents occur due to increased traffic on our roadways.

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November 7, 2012

Bicyclist Killed in Buena Park Car Accident

A 20-year-old man was fatally injured in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a vehicle at a street intersection. According to a news article in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at the intersection of Knott and La Palma avenues, the evening of November 5, 2012. Police say the man died from his injuries at a local hospital. The male driver of the vehicle that hit the bicyclist was also transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Investigators are looking into whether the driver or the bicyclist had the right-of-way. Anyone who saw this accident is asked to contact Buena Park police at 714-562-3940.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of this deceased victim. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved this man.

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