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A tree trimmer was hospitalized Nov. 10 after he suffered a severe electrical shock while cutting branches near wires in the backyard of a Tustin home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred in the 11600 block of Marble Arch Drive. The man in his 30s had suffered a shock and became unconscious while tethered to a tree. The tree trimmer, who is employed with a private company, was working near electrical wires using a pole with a saw at the end of it when it touched a high-voltage power line causing the man to be shocked. Continue reading →

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Harlee Ferris, 24 months, was killed and her father Robert Ferris, 32, was critically injured after a vehicle struck them both the evening of Nov. 4. According to a KABC news report, the dad and daughter were crossing Santa Gertrudes Avenue when a sedan traveling north on Santa Gertrudes hit them. Ferris was holding Harlee’s hand and leading her across the street at the time of the crash. Continue reading →

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Mike Kreza, a Costa Mesa Fire Captain, has been critically injured after being struck by a driver in Mission Viejo the morning of Nov. 3. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the bicycle accident occurred on Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, they found Kreza lying in the roadway. He was unresponsive with visible head and body trauma. Kreza was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Continue reading →

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A bicyclist was struck and killed in a Van Nuys hit and run accident early morning Nov. 1. According to a City News Service report, the hit-and-run driver was later apprehended and taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The incident occurred at the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Stagg Street. Police responded and found the cyclist who was struck from behind and pushed 40 feet. Continue reading →

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A 22-year-old Anaheim woman has been fatally injured in a Long Beach pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, police responded to he 5500 block of East Second Street early morning on Oct. 28 and found the woman lying in the street. Officials say she was walking on the center median of Second Street near Tivoli Drive when she fell into the number one lane of eastbound Second Street. Continue reading →

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Police have arrested a driver in connection with a Pasadena hit-and-run collision that killed 27-year-old Jessica Torres Oct. 21. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, police have arrested 24-year-old Francisco Javier Soto-Cedillo on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit and run. He also had an outstanding DUI warrant, police said. But it is not known whether the fatal hit and run involved driving under the influence. Continue reading →

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A charter bus crash in the San Fernando Valley sent dozens of people to the hospital and triggered additional crashes. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of Oct. 14 when the bus that was traveling north on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area crashed into a number of other vehicles. The bus then slammed through the concrete center divider sending it into the other side of the freeway. It then struck a number of vehicles in the southbound lanes. Continue reading →

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A 77-year-old woman is recovering from injuries she suffered in a dog attack after the animals attacked her during a morning stroll. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the victim was bitten several times by two dogs. The incident occurred near the intersection of College and Norwood avenues just north of La Sierra University’s campus. Officials said the woman did nothing to provoke the Italian Mastiffs as she walked through a residential area. Continue reading →

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Nine children were injured, five seriously, in a Dana Point van accident after a passenger van carrying children from a childcare center, crashed into a tree the afternoon of Oct. 3. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred near Dana Point Harbor Drive and Cove Road. Five of the patients, ages 9 to 12, were transported to an area trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries. Four other children received treatment for relatively minor injuries. Continue reading →

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Jade Maldonado, 14, was killed in a San Bernardino pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, the teen was struck near Glasgow Avenue and Pacific Street the morning of Sept. 28. Police say she was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk on her way to Pacific High School when a vehicle, described as a tan 2000 to 2004 GMC SUV traveling at about 40 to 50 mph, struck her and kept on driving. Continue reading →

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