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A 79-year-old La Puente man died and his 72-year-old wife was injured in a West Covina pedestrian accident when a vehicle struck the couple that was walking at a street intersection. According to a KTLA news report the incident occurred at the intersection of Fairgrove and Sunset avenues the morning of Dec. 13. The man and woman were walking west across Sunset Avenue within a crosswalk when a 2018 Chevy Cruze driven by a 27-year-old woman struck them. Continue reading →

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A large dog that officers identified as a pit bull or pit bull mix, bit a man and one of two dogs he was walking in downtown Los Angeles the afternoon of Nov. 28. According to a KTLA news report, officers responded to the scene near East Fifth and Crocker streets. Witnesses said the large dog was running around loose when it suddenly targeted the men and his two small dogs. Police described the attack as “vicious.” The victim was on the ground and other men in the area trued to pull the dog off him, but it would not yield. Continue reading →

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Toshio Hirai, 34, a 12-year-veteran and lead member of the Gardena Police Department’s SWAT team, was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Nov. 14. According to a KABC news report, Hirai was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles near 238th Street and Western Avenue when he was struck by a 17-year-old driver. Officials said she had a driver’s license and stopped at the scene to cooperate with officials. Police say alcohol or drugs were not factors in the collision and no arrests were made. The officer leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old son. Continue reading →

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Bryan Lembke, 39, died Nov. 11, days after he suffered critical injuries in a Long Beach bicycle accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred on Nov. 7 when Lembke was rear-ended while biking westbound in the third lane of Spring Street near the 605 Freeway. The driver, a 53-year-old Cypress man, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No arrests or citations have been reported yet. Long Beach police are still looking for anyone who might have seen the collision. If you have any information, call 562-570-7355. Continue reading →

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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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