Nine people were injured in two separate car accidents within minutes of each other on the 91 Freeway near Knott Avenue in Buena Park early morning on September 17, 2017. According to The Orange County Register, the first accident was reported when motorists passing by reported two cars tangled up on the shoulder of the eastbound 91. A second accident involving two Continue reading →
Seven people were injured, two of them seriously, in a bus accident when a Los Angeles Metro bus collided with a SUV in downtown Los Angeles early morning on August 30, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near Broadway and Olympic Boulevard when authorities suspect one of the drivers ran a red light. However, officials still have not determined which driver ran the light or caused the accident. The bus struck and toppled a streetlight before going onto the sidewalk.
Two people, including the driver of the SUV and one of the people on the bus, were seriously injured although their injuries were Continue reading →
At least three children were injured, one critically, after a large eucalyptus tree limb crashed onto a daycare facility’s playground in Pasadena. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred the afternoon of August 29, 2017. Pasadena fire officials said more than a dozen children were playing outside at Linda Vista Children’s Center when the tree limb fell. A 2-year-old girl suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Two other children, 3 and 4, were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries caused by the 20-foot fallen tree limb.
Parents were notified of the incident. Social workers were also present in case any children showed signs of emotional distress. The playground and an adjacent city park were closed so public works crews could evaluate the area to make sure no other dangers existed. Officials are looking into what caused the tree limb to fall. Earlier this month, a group of soccer players narrowly escaped injury at Villa Parke in Pasadena when a very large tree limb crashed to the ground crushing a Continue reading →
A 3-year-old girl was transported to a hospital after falling into a hot tub at an Aliso Viejo home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, firefighters responded to reports of a child underwater at a residence on Alisal Court the afternoon of August 26, 2017. Someone at the home where a birthday party was being hosted had spotted the girl at the bottom of the jacuzzi and pulled her out of the water. A physician who was at the home performed CPR on the girl.
By the time a fire crew and ambulance arrived, the girl was Continue reading →
A man was seriously injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident after he was struck by two vehicles the night of August 25, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at the intersection of First Street and Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana. A vehicle struck the man as he was crossing the street and then fled the scene.
A few minutes later, as the man still lay on the street, another vehicle ran over the man. But the driver of the second vehicle Continue reading →
A 39-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident, which resulted in the death of 48-year-old Juan Ramirez Garcia who was jogging along the road next to Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The Orange County Register reports that police got several leads about the fatal hit-and-run. Officials located the hit-and-run vehicle in Westminster.
The registered owner of the vehicle was interviewed and later arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. The jogger was found by police officers the Continue reading →
David Rorex, 34, was killed in a Santa Ana motorcycle accident after an SUV struck him while pulling out of a driveway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of August 18, 2017 in the 4800 block of West First Street. The SUV was pulling out of a residential driveway. The motorcycle was heading west on First Street when it broadsided the SUV as it was coming out of the driveway. Rorex was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene. Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved. No citations or arrests were reported. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Continue reading →
A 64-year-old man in a wheelchair suffered fatal injuries after he was struck while on a sidewalk by a car that was involved in a chain-reaction collision. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Chapman Avenue the afternoon of August 15, 2017. The man was transported to an area hospital where he died.
Officials say an Acura and a Nissan Murano were traveling south on Beach when the Acura collided with the Nissan. The Acura went out of control, traveled up the curb and ran over the man, police said. It is not clear if alcohol or drugs were involved. No arrests or citations were reported. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Continue reading →
Tasha Turner, 30, drowned in a boating accident as she took a trip with her daughter and boyfriend on the Colorado River. According to a KTLA news report, the three had set out on a 19-foot closed-bow vessel with three other passengers to go tubing on August 5 near the town of Big River on the California-Arizona border. Police say the boat was driven by 52-year-old Umberto Bagnara. Around 6:30 p.m. that say the boat lost power, became swamped and began to sink.
Six others on the boat managed to swim away from the sinking vessel, but Turner was tangled up in a ski rope that was tied to the boat. Unable to free herself, she was pulled underwater and drowned. This occurred after Turner saved her Continue reading →
Grayson Brown, 2, died from injuries he suffered in a swimming pool accident on August 6, 2017 in an unincorporated areas outside of Santa Ana. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the boy was pronounced dead on August 8. He was discovered in a residential swimming pool in the 13000 block of Hewes Avenue.
When Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived, the boy was not breathing and had no pulse. Rescue personnel were able to perform CPR and resuscitate the child. However, he died two days later from his injuries. Officials say there was no fencing around the pool where this tragic drowning occurred. So far, this year alone, there have been 28 drowning incidents in Orange County, fire officials report. Continue reading →