An Anaheim Police Department employee sustained critical injuries when her vehicle was hit by a driver, who officials say, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs the afternoon of March 9. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the suspect, 34-year-old Jose Alfredo Alcantar Garcia, earlier that day was involved in an unrelated incident in which he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The police department employee, a traffic control assistant, was in a stopped marked vehicle performing traffic control duties on La Palma Avenue when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Continue reading →
Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 22 at First and Chicago streets in Boyle Heights. Officials say the driver, Joshua Garcia, attempted to flee after the crash, but was arrested soon afterward. Continue reading →
Officials have arrested a 25-year-old woman in Redlands on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed into another vehicle along an on-ramp on the 10 Freeway injuring herself and two others. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Saturday, Dec. 22 when Alexis Calderon drove a Toyota Corolla on a westbound 10 Freeway on-ramp in the wrong direction from Orange Street southbound. She collided into a Nissan Versa that was driving the right way. Continue reading →
Jacob Farrand, 24, was killed in a La Habra car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred early morning on Sept. 20 at the intersection of La Habra and Harbor boulevards. Police said one vehicle was heading east on La Habra Boulevard when it crashed into the other vehicle that was northbound on Harbor Boulevard. Continue reading →
A 24-year-old woman was killed and eight others were injured in a 10-vehicle car accident on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early morning on Aug. 23. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, officials say the fatal crash that occurred near the Alton Parkway exit, was triggered by the actions of a suspected drunk driver, who was also injured but arrested. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found multiple victims. Continue reading →
Jeremy Salisbury, 31, was killed in an Irvine car accident, which officials say, may have been caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred early morning on Aug. 18 on the transition road from the northbound 5 Freeway to the northbound 405 Freeway in the Irvine Spectrum area. Continue reading →
A teen pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Long Beach pedestrian accident, which police say, was caused by a driver suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the morning of June 5 at the intersection of Market Street and Olive Avenue. When police arrived, they saw a 15-year-old boy lying in the roadway. He was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. Continue reading →
Two construction workers – James Sanderson, 35, and Elias Juarez, 50 – were killed in an Orange car accident after a man suspected of driving under the influence struck them. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, Sanderson and Juarez were working with a crew and a pickup truck was stopped in the bike lane on Santiago Canyon Road just east of Jamboree Road the night of June 1. Police say a vehicle going west on Santiago Canyon hit the truck fatally injuring the two workers. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →
A Santa Ana man who had two previous DUI convictions has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly plowing into a family of four in Irvine killing Jeongmi Choi, 44, and injuring her husband and their two children, 18 and 15. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the family was walking on a sidewalk near Turtle Rock Drive the night of May 16 when 37-year-old Kamal Akwette Attoh swerved off the road and hit them with his 2012 BMW sedan. Choi was killed. Her husband suffered a ruptured spleen and other serious internal injuries. Her 18-year-old son suffered a broken nose and other injuries while her 15-year-old daughter needed stitches. Continue reading →
A police officer suffered injuries after officials say a suspected drunk driver ran a red light in Costa Mesa and struck the officer’s patrol vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, two officers were traveling westbound on Del Mar Avenue at Newport Boulevard in a marked police car the night of July 3, 2017. That’s when a man driving a Chevy Suburban northbound on Newport Boulevard drove through a red light and broadsided the police car.
One of the officers suffered a non-life-threatening shoulder injury. The driver, 66-year-old Leslie Lorrimer of Mission Viejo, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony DUI. The investigation into this case is still ongoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the police officer who was injured in this suspected DUI collision. We wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.