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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a speeding motorcyclist who was trying to evade law enforcement officials in downtown Los Angeles. According to a KTLA news report, California Highway Patrol officers tried to stop the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorcycle for running a red light in an unincorporated area of Whittier the night of May 30. The motorcyclist, later identified as 27-year-old Brian Jesse Leon of East Los Angeles, refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that spanned the 605, 5 and 101 freeways at speeds over 100 mph. Continue reading →

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A family of three was injured, the mother critically, when a log ride malfunctioned at Castle Park in Riverside the afternoon of May 26. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the apparent malfunction caused one of the cars to come down a ramp at a high rate of speed ejecting an individual off the ride. The height from which the mother was ejected from the ride was not clear. The log came to a stop where the water was not deep. The mother, father and daughter were all transported to an area hospital. Officials said the injuries appeared critical and that the mother was still “responsive” when she was transported. Continue reading →

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A 72-year-old man in an electric wheelchair and his caretaker were struck and injured by a dump truck in Costa Mesa. According to a KTLA news report, the truck hit the man and a 53-year-old woman, an Anaheim resident, while they were crossing the street at Anaheim Avenue between 19th Street and Plumer Street the afternoon of May 22. The woman suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be in critical condition. Continue reading →

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Adrian Zazueta, 22, was killed in an Anaheim motorcycle accident after crashing into a sedan at a street intersection. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Western and Orange avenues. Paramedics attempted to revive Zazueta, but he died from his injuries at the scene. Officials said drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors in the collision. The 18-year-old driver of the sedan remained at the scene. Continue reading →

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Officials are looking for a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot after a fatal car accident in Compton the night of May 6 that killed 20-year-old Jennifer Lopez. According to a KTLA news report, the collision occurred as the victim was driving eastbound on Alondra Boulevard in a black Nissan Altima. A man in a blue Mitsubishi who was heading south on South Bullis Road at the same time slammed into the Nissan in the intersection. Surveillance video captured the moment of impact. Continue reading →

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A driver who seemed to have been distracted by her pet Yorkie jumping inside her car crashed into the patio of a home in Orange the night of May 1. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, no one was injured in the crash at a townhome complex at 5825 Creekside Avenue. There was minor damage to the fencing closing off the home’s patio and to the car’s front end. Police said the small dog jumped down from her lap to her feet and kept her from being able to apply the brakes. The black Mercedes drove into a carport and onto a hedge before it hit the fence. The woman was not cited at the time for distracted driving, but police officials are not ruling out the possibility. Continue reading →

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Ghulam Ali Khimani, 81, was killed in a Torrance pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KTLA news report, Khimani was walking in a crosswalk at Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue when he was fatally struck. Khimani was just down the street from a home, walking back from a prayer service at a community center when he was struck and killed, family members said. Police said the driver of the car that fatally struck Khimani did not stop at the scene. Instead the driver sped off, leaving the seriously injured man to die at the scene, officials said. Continue reading →

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Sladen John Mohl, 19, was killed in a Torrance pedestrian accident that involved three vehicles and according to officials, a 16-year-old driver who was under the influence, the Daily Breeze reports. The fatal incident occurred the night of April 18 at the intersection of Sepulveda and Hawthorne boulevards. When officers arrived, they found the injured pedestrian being treated by paramedics, but he died shortly afterwards from his injuries. Officers arrested a 16-year-old driver who they suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Continue reading →

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A man is critically injured and fighting for his life after a hit-and-run crash in Westlake when he was struck by a car, which then sped away from the scene. According to a KTLA news report, LAPD has released a graphic surveillance video of the incident, which occurred the night of April 13 at the intersection of 3rd and Witmer streets. Police say the victim was crossing the street against a red light when he paused to allow one car to pass nearby before being struck by another car. Continue reading →

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Officials in Los Angeles are offering up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run suspect who struck and seriously injured a 20-year-old college student last month. According to a KTLA news report, the victim, Stephanie Vasquez, suffered several fractures all over her body after she was struck by an SUV as she was getting into her parked car on Jefferson Boulevard east of San Pedro Street the afternoon of March 22. Continue reading →

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