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A boy suffered severe injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Pacoima the evening of May 15. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the boy was walking home from Pacoima Elementary School at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Montague Avenue when the collision occurred. According to LAPD, a van that was northbound on Laurel Canyon rear-ended a 2006 Kia Spectra. The impact sent the Spectra sliding into a crosswalk when it struck a man and a boy who were crossing Montague Avenue headed north along Laurel Canyon. Continue reading →

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A Santa Ana man who had two previous DUI convictions has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly plowing into a family of four in Irvine killing Jeongmi Choi, 44, and injuring her husband and their two children, 18 and 15. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the family was walking on a sidewalk near Turtle Rock Drive the night of May 16 when 37-year-old Kamal Akwette Attoh swerved off the road and hit them with his 2012 BMW sedan. Choi was killed. Her husband suffered a ruptured spleen and other serious internal injuries. Her 18-year-old son suffered a broken nose and other injuries while her 15-year-old daughter needed stitches. Continue reading →

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David Slavitt, 32, suffered major injuries in an Antelope Valley car accident after he crashed into a large truck in Llano April 22. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred a the intersection of 165th Street East at Avenue T when they say Slavitt was video blogging on his YouTube account where he has more than 1,500 subscribers. The Claremont resident was driving his Honda Fit west on Avenue T approaching 165th Street East as the truck driver was heading north on 165th Street. Continue reading →

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The family of 22-year-old Fredrick Frazier who was killed in a bicycle accident involving a hit-and-run is pleading with the driver who left the scene to turn herself in and be held accountable. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, Frazier was riding his bicycle and had just turned right onto eastbound Manchester Avenue from Normandie Avenue when he was struck by a Porsche Cayenne traveling at a high rate of speed east on Manchester the afternoon of April 10. Frazier was transported to an area hospital, but died from his injuries. Continue reading →

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A 2-year-old child was rescued by a family member after nearly drowning when the child fell into a backyard swimming pool. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the near-drowning experience occurred April 6 at a home in the 32000 block of Lomita Drive in Rancho Santa Margarita. The child was transported to a hospital in the area. The extent of the toddler’s injuries is not known. Our thoughts and prayers are with the child and the family. Continue reading →

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Three Las Vegas residents were killed and a fourth person was critically injured in a Huntington Beach car accident when the vehicle in which they were traveling was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the accident occurred on Pacific Coast Highway. Police found a red Toyota engulfed in flames. Four people were in the car when it was struck and three of them died at the scene. The other victim was transported to a trauma center. Continue reading →

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Four students were injured in a pedestrian accident after a teen driver struck them at an intersection in Paramount right outside their high school. According to a KTLA news report, the students had just gotten out of school the afternoon of March 19 and were near the intersection of Rosecrans and Downey avenues outside Paramount High School when they were hit by a pickup truck that went out of control. The driver, 19-year-old Saul Martinez, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony reckless driving. Continue reading →

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A 33-year-old woman was arrested after she left the scene of a Costa Mesa car accident that resulted in injuries to a bicyclist. According to a KTLA news report, Pratiti Renee Mehta, 33, has been charged with felony hit and run resulting in injury. Her arrest came after details about the incident were posted to social media, police officials said. Police officers and fire officials responded to the incident, which occurred at the intersection of Red Hill Avenue and Bristol Street the morning of March 20. Continue reading →

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Three people, including Aliso Viejo’s police chief, were injured in a car accident in the area the morning of Feb. 28. According to a news report on Patch.com, the city’s chief of police services, Lt. John MacPherson, suffered serious injuries just before he was about to retire from his job. The incident occurred at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Pacific Park Drive and involved five vehicles. It was triggered by a driver who ran the red light, officials said. The severity of the other injuries was not known. California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the incident. It is not known if the driver who caused the accident has been cited or arrested. Continue reading →

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Officials arrested 53-year-old Timothy Anthony Cronin of Laguna Niguel on suspicion of hit-and-run exactly one year after he struck and seriously injured a bicyclist. According to a news reporter in The Orange County Register, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials made the arrest on Feb. 4 Super Bowl Sunday. One year ago, on Feb. 5, 2017, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at Niguel Road and Ridgeway Avenue in Laguna Niguel. He suffered severe blunt-force trauma injuries causing him to lose mobility and undergo several months of rehabilitation. Continue reading →

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