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A car accident in Temecula left one person dead and two others injured the evening of February 23, 2017. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Leena and Montelegro ways. Police said they arrived on scene to find two vehicles – a BMW and a Mercedes – involved in a broadside crash. The driver of one of the vehicles, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene while a passenger, also a woman and the other driver were both taken to the hospital. The passenger was in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. No arrests or citations were reported.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family members of the deceased victim. We also wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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A 7-year-old girl was killed and her mother suffered critical injuries in a Fullerton car accident, which officials say, involved three vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of February 13, 2017 at the intersection of Kimberly and Acacia avenues. Police said a 2001 Hyundai Elantra was traveling west on Kimberly Avenue through the Acacia intersection when it was broadsided on the passenger side by a 2004 Nissan Altima.

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The impact of the collision caused the Nissan and the Hyundai to spin and strike a 2013 Toyota Tundra, which was at a stop sign at the intersection. The girl and her mother were in the back seat of the Hyundai. The girl was in a car seat. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital while her mother underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. The driver of the Hyundai and another passenger were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured. No arrests or citations were reported. The fatal accident is still under investigation.

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Khoa Truong, 59, and Kimmy Hua, 79, were killed in a Westminster car accident involving two vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 2, 2017 at Beach Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Police say a convertible that was northbound on Beach collided with a Toyota Avalon that was turning left onto Madison. The sedan rammed into the front entrance of a flower shop on Beach Boulevard.

Hua was a passenger in the Toyota and died at the scene. Truong, who was driving the vehicle, was transported to an area hospital where he later died. A woman in her 50s, who was driving the convertible, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The shop was open at the time, but thankfully, no one was injured. Police said speed, alcohol or drugs don’t seem to have been factors in this collision. The investigation is still ongoing.

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A mother driving with her son died in a Whittier car accident, which officials say, was caused by two suspected street racers who lost control and crashed. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal car accident occurred the night of December 16, 2016 when one of the speeding vehicles slammed into the woman’s car on Colima Road just north of Mar Vista Street. Police arrested Corey James Kiefer and Jacob Zamora, both 22, on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter.

The two cars involved were a white Hyundai and a black BMW, both racing one another. One of the vehicles lost control and struck the other, sending the Hyundai into opposing lanes, striking an oncoming Honda Accord. The female driver was pronounced dead at a local hospital while her juvenile son was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Officials are still looking into whether drunk driving played a role in the crash.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of the woman who was killed in this senseless crash. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →

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Two people were killed and one person was severely injured in a fiery street-racing crash in Anaheim early morning on December 10, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash was reported in the 1700 block of West Ball Road. Witnesses told police two cars were speeding west on Ball Road at 80 to 100 mph, in a 40 mph zone, when the driver of an 2003 Infiniti lost control and jumped the curb shearing a light pole and hitting several parked cars.

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It then crashed into a home and burst into flames two feet from the living room of Martin Sanchez who officials say may have saved the life of the car’s 24-year-old passenger by using a garden hose to put out the flames that had spread to the man’s clothes. First responders found two people dead in the car.

The passenger is said to be in critical condition, but is expected to survive. The male driver of the Infiniti and the other male passenger, have not yet been identified because they were both badly burned. Police are continuing their search for the second vehicle, described as a red sports car, possibly a Mustang or Camaro. Continue reading →

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A child suffered facial injuries after being struck by a large metal object on the 57 Freeway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of November 19, 2016 on the southbound 57 Freeway south of Katella Avenue in Anaheim. California Highway Patrol officials say Kathleen Hawks was driving a Hyundai sedan with her son riding in the front passenger seat when a second vehicle struck the metal object, which was in the roadway, and “launched” it toward her car.

The metal object smashed through the Hawks’ windshield and struck the boy in his face, causing injuries that were later treated at an area trauma center. No information was available about the second vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact CHP’s Santa Ana bureau at 714-567-6000. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading →

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Four people including two young children were seriously injured in a two-vehicle car accident in South Los Angeles. According to a City News Service report, the incident occurred the afternoon of November 17, 2016 in the 300 block of West 108th Street. Two girls, one 8 months old and another about 3 years old, were ejected from the vehicle. The children, and a man and a woman, were all seriously injured and transported to an area hospital. One person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this DUI collision. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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Nine people were injured, four seriously, in an Irvine car accident after an 81-year-old Dana Point man crashed through a fence, struck two cars and plowed into several pedestrians at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater the night of September 3, 2016. According to a KABC news report, the incident occurred in the 8800 block of Irvine Center Drive near the box office right before the start of a concert at the popular venue.

Officials said the elderly man, whom they later identified as Joon Kyu Kim, drove through the parking lot near the entrance and suddenly hit a fence and several pedestrians. He then hit an unoccupied, parked police car pushing it into a grassy area where people were picnicking. Several people were injured and treated for their injuries. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening. It was unclear what caused the crash. Police have ruled out the involvement of alcohol or drugs. No citations or arrests were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in this crash. We are relieved to note that the injuries were not life threatening. We wish all the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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At least five people were injured in a Los Angeles crash when a dump truck collided with a Metro bus. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the morning of August 31, 2016 next to the 405 Freeway on Jefferson Boulevard. The Metro Transit Authority bus was traveling east on Jefferson Boulevard. A dump truck carrying gravel was driving off of the northbound off ramp of the 405 Freeway when it struck the bus. There were six people on the bus including the driver when the crash occurred.

Four people were transported to the hospital. Two of the four people transported, the truck driver and a bus passenger were classified as “immediate,” which means they required medical attention right away. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. The traffic signal appeared to have been working after the crash. So, it is not clear if the collision was the result of a mechanical problem or the truck driver’s error.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured in this crash. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →

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One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a car plowed into a house in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred the night of July 27, 2016 at 14837 South Orchard Avenue. At least one of the victims was trapped inside the home for some time. One person was killed. Ten other women and a man ranging in age from their 40s to 80s were taken to area hospitals. There is no information regarding the seriousness of their injuries. We also don’t know how many people were in the house at the time the car plowed into it. Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of this horrific crash. Our deepest condolences go to the victim’s family. Continue reading →

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