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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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Three people, including Aliso Viejo’s police chief, were injured in a car accident in the area the morning of Feb. 28. According to a news report on Patch.com, the city’s chief of police services, Lt. John MacPherson, suffered serious injuries just before he was about to retire from his job. The incident occurred at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Pacific Park Drive and involved five vehicles. It was triggered by a driver who ran the red light, officials said. The severity of the other injuries was not known. California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the incident. It is not known if the driver who caused the accident has been cited or arrested. Continue reading →

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Two federal agencies have sent out teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. According to a report in the Claims Journal, this is the second time the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have investigated the performance of Tesla’s Autopilot, which is supposed to keep a vehicle centered in its lane and set a distance from cars ahead. This driver-assist feature can also change lanes and brake automatically. Continue reading →

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California Highway Patrol officials are searching for the driver of a white sedan who they say fled a car accident scene on the 405 Freeway in Santa Ana that left two people dead Jan. 5. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of Jan. 5 on the northbound 405 Freeway just north of Harbor Boulevard. Officials say a silver Audi, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, made a lane change and collided with a Dodge Challenger before crashing into the center divider. Continue reading →

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