A 46-year-old woman was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street the night of February 14, 2017. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the woman was struck by a Toyota Sienna minivan. She was transported to an area trauma center when she was pronounced dead. Continue reading →
A 56-year-old man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident after he was hit by one of two cars that collided at a street intersection. The accident also involved a suspected drunk driver, officials said. The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred the evening of January 25, 2017 when the pedestrian was walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Niguel road.
Police say two vehicles, a Mercedes and a BMW, collided at the intersection. One of the vehicles (it is not clear which one) struck the man. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver of the BMW, 34-year-old Jamie Mulford, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony DUI resulting in injuries. Officials are still investigating the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured victim of this pedestrian accident. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Detectives in Hawthorne have released a disturbing video of a hit-and-run crash that occurred on December 17, 2016. According to a report in The Daily Breeze, three pedestrians were struck in a crosswalk in the city. All three victims were treated in a hospital and are recovering from their injuries. The incident occurred at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rocket Road just outside the SpaceX rocket manufacturing plant. Continue reading →
Two female pedestrians were killed and two others were critically injured when a silver Mustang GT struck a streetlight and fire hydrant in Echo Park. According to a KTLA news report, the deadly crash occurred the morning of November 20, 2016 in the 1000 block of Rosemont Avenue when 46-year-old Bryan Gin lost control of his car and ran into three women waiting at a bus stop on Sunset Boulevard. The deceased were identified as two women, 81 and 78. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →
A man was critically injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the night of October 19, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near the intersection of Warner Avenue and Shelton Street. Police say the pedestrian, a 55-year-old man, was crossing Warner Avenue when he was hit. He was transported to an area hospital as a critical trauma patient as he had suffered a serious head injury. But he was reported to have been in stable condition.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Officials don’t believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The driver was not cited or arrested. Officials are also looking into whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk when he was struck. The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to this injured victim. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were walking home after a party when they were mowed down by a car in the 800 block of West La Jolla Street.
Police found the driver, 27-year-old Nicholas Stephen Munoz, standing next to the car. He was booked on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence. Witnesses told police that Munoz was speeding as well. Neighbors told the Register that the street where this particular accident occurred needs stop signs and crosswalks. Drivers sped through this street often and posed a danger to children and adults.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ledezma family for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
A 43-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred just after midnight on August 17, 2016 near the intersection of South Bristol Street and Warner Avenue. Witnesses told police they saw a silver SUV or minivan hit the woman.
Witnesses said the driver did not stop, slow down or check on the victim. The vehicle was northbound on Bristol and then turned west on Warner at a high rate of speed, they said. Police said had the driver stuck around he or she may not have faced charges since the pedestrian seemed to have been walking outside a crosswalk at the time. However, since the driver left the scene, he or she is looking at vehicular manslaughter charges. Anyone who has information about this incident or the driver is asked to contact Santa Ana police at 714-245-8665.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of the victim for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Austin Caldera, 16, died in a pedestrian accident in Stanton after the car veered off the roadway and hit the teen who was walking on a sidewalk. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred near Beach Boulevard and Katella Avenue the morning of July 27, 2016. Police said the driver of the car was going north on Beach Boulevard, south of Katella Avenue, when the vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck Caldera who was walking on the sidewalk.
He was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Investigators say there are no indications that drugs or alcohol played a part in this crash. The driver remained at the scene. No arrests or citations have been made pending an official investigation.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of Austin Caldera for their devastating loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
A 10-month-old was killed in a pedestrian accident when the child and the mother were struck in a South Los Angeles crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the morning of July 21, 2016. Los Angeles police said 36-year-old Juana Oxlaj was attempting to cross Broadway westbound at the north crosswalk at 59th Place with her child when the accident occurred.
The pickup truck driver was making a left onto Broadway when it collided with the pedestrians. The victims were transported to an area hospital where the infant was later pronounced dead. The mother suffered head trauma, but is expected to survive, and was listed in stable condition. Police said the driver, 38-year-old Esteban Carbajal, stopped and remained at the scene. They do not believe alcohol or drugs played a part in this fatal crash. The investigation is still ongoing. Continue reading →
Jessica Rangel, 21, was killed in a Fullerton car accident after a pickup truck struck her as she was crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian collision occurred the night of June 14, 2016 at the intersection of Valencia Drive and Lemon Street. Rangel, who was struck by a red Toyota Tacoma was transported to an area trauma center with critical injuries.
She succumbed to her injuries. The Tacoma’s driver, a 39-year-old man, remained at the scene and cooperated with officials. Police say they don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part in the incident. They are also looking into whether the woman was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision. The investigation is ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of Jessica Rangel for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →