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A 14-year-old boy riding a skateboard was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Ventura the night of March 16. According to a KTLA news report, the 911 call about a hit-and-run came in around 10:16 p.m. in he 10900 block of Darling Road. The teen victim had sustained what were said to be “moderate” injuries, which weren’t believed to be life threatening. He was treated by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for further treatment. He was said to be in stable condition. Continue reading →

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As many as 18 people were injured after four vehicles collided on the northbound 405 Freeway at the 605 Freeway the morning of March 13. According to a report on Patch.com, two were considered trauma patients and transported to area hospitals by paramedics and 16 suffered non-life-threatening injuries. California Highway Patrol officials said the most serious injury was a broken arm. Continue reading →

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An Anaheim Police Department employee sustained critical injuries when her vehicle was hit by a driver, who officials say, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs the afternoon of March 9. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the suspect, 34-year-old Jose Alfredo Alcantar Garcia, earlier that day was involved in an unrelated incident in which he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The police department employee, a traffic control assistant, was in a stopped marked vehicle performing traffic control duties on La Palma Avenue when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Continue reading →

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A man leaving a Sylmar pot dispensary in his car t-boned a passing vehicle, pushing that sedan into oncoming traffic and sending the husband and wife inside to a hospital with critical injuries. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crash occurred in the 12700 block of West Foothill Boulevard and left the couple with life-threatening injuries. It took firefighters 45 minutes to free the couple from the vehicle. They had to remove the entire top of the vehicle to extricate the injured man and woman. Their 7-month-old infant, who was in the back of the sedan in a car seat, was not injured. Continue reading →

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Police are asking for the public’s help to apprehend a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and injured a bicyclist in Simi Valley earlier this month. According to a KTLA news report, Simi Valley police have released video footage of the incident where the vehicle can be seen striking the bicyclist and then leaving the scene of the accident. The collision occurred the afternoon of Feb.7 at the intersection of Madera Road and Easy Street. Continue reading →

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Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 22 at First and Chicago streets in Boyle Heights. Officials say the driver, Joshua Garcia, attempted to flee after the crash, but was arrested soon afterward. Continue reading →

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At least two people including a 14-year-old boy were injured in a dog attack near a Hemet apartment complex. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the incident occurred in the 800 block of Douglas Court near Johnston Avenue. Paramedics were sent to the location along with police officers to help the victims whose identities were not released. Continue reading →

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A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Yorba Linda killing the pilot and four people in the home. According to news reports, the Cessna 414A went down the afternoon of Feb. 3. The twin-engine plane was seen disintegrating in the air and crashing into a two-story home in the 19000 block of Crestknoll Drive that went up in flames. Continue reading →

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LAPD investigators are working to determine whether a crime occurred when a casino tour bus fled the scene where he ran over and killed a pedestrian the previous day in University Park. According to a KTLA news report, the Samho Tour & Travel bus was eventually found at a storage yard in Gardena late on Jan. 10, hours after its driver fatally struck and dragged a man near the corner of Flower Street and Adams Boulevard. The vehicle has since been owed to an LAPD facility to be processed as evidence. Continue reading →

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Joe Santos, 58, was killed in a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck him as he was walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Serenity Lane and Golden Lantern Street the morning of Dec. 31. The motorist who struck Santos remained at the scene and was interviewed by police investigators who don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part. Continue reading →

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