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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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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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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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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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Nazarey Flores Arizmendi, a 2-year-old boy, was killed after he was struck by a commercial truck in Moreno Valley the morning of Sept. 12. According to a KTLA news report, firefighters responded to the 24000 block of Fir Avenue after getting a report of a child hit by a commercial vehicle. They arrived at the scene and found the young boy dead. The Coroner’s report said the boy dead about eight minutes after being struck. No other details were immediately provided about the incident. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol played a part in this incident. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Continue reading →

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An 86-year-old man was killed in a Huntington Beach car accident after a vehicle crashed into the back of a pickup truck causing the truck to roll over. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, police officers responded to the incident the afternoon of Aug. 31 at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane. Officials said both vehicles were traveling east on Warner Avenue when the car struck the back of the pickup truck. The impact of the collision caused the truck to roll over. Continue reading →

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A man was arrested after a series of car accidents in Santa Ana, which ended with four people injured the morning of July 11. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident began at the intersection of First and Fairview streets when a Nissan Cube and a Honda sedan both ran a red light possibly triggered by road rage. Both vehicles struck a truck, which was thrown about 60 to 80 feet. Then the Honda veered and struck a bicyclist waiting on the corner, officials said. Continue reading →

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At least five people were injured in a car accident early morning on July 13 after being struck by a vehicle in Bellflower. According to KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Woodruff Avenue and Foster Road at about 2 a.m. Five people were sent to the hospital of which three are said to be in critical condition. Two others sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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A 39-year-old man identified by the Orange County Coroner as Tarun Katara of Irvine and his 3-year-old son were killed in a Seal Beach crash after they exited their disabled SUV on the 405 Freeway and were struck by another vehicle early morning on June 15. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred on the freeway just north of Seal Beach Boulevard. California Highway Patrol officials said Katara was driving a 2011 Honda SUV going south when traffic stopped because of another collision. Continue reading →

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Three Las Vegas residents were killed and a fourth person was critically injured in a Huntington Beach car accident when the vehicle in which they were traveling was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the accident occurred on Pacific Coast Highway. Police found a red Toyota engulfed in flames. Four people were in the car when it was struck and three of them died at the scene. The other victim was transported to a trauma center. Continue reading →

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