A male motorcyclist was killed in a car accident in Winnetka, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the night of August 1. Officials say a black sedan was making a left turn onto Oakdale Avenue from Sherman Way when it collided into a motorcycle. The impact sent the motorcycle careening into a parked van. Continue reading →
Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who they say was involved in a car accident in Lancaster that left an 11-year-old girl dead. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred around midnight on July 18, 2017 at the intersection of 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard. Officials said the 11-year-old girl was a passenger in one of the vehicles and sustained serious injuries in the crash.
She was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. Witnesses identified the driver of the other vehicle as Continue reading →
Police in Pacific Palisades are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early morning on March 8, 2017 near Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. It is not clear if the pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver fled the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No description was available for the driver or vehicle.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this injured pedestrian. We wish this individual the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Four people suffered critical injuries in a hit-and-run crash near USC’s campus in South Los Angeles. According to a City News Service report, the two-vehicle crash occurred a little after midnight on January 20, 2017 on Jefferson Boulevard near Orchard Avenue. Both vehicles were traveling west on Jefferson when they collided. One driver lost control and hit and tree while the other also lost control and hit several parked cars before coming to a stop.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the tree fled on foot. He is wanted by police on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. The four occupants of the other vehicle were also transported to the hospital in critical condition. Police are still looking into why the two vehicles collided. It is not known whether anyone in either of the vehicles was a USC student.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims. We wish them the very best for a quick and full recovery. Continue reading →
Police in Arcadia are looking for the driver of a Mercedes-Benz, who they say, struck and critically injured 72-year-old Roop Garg. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the incident took place the morning of August 11, 2016 in the 600 block of West Camino Real Avenue, just east of Baldwin Avenue. Police say Mercedes was going west on Camino Real Avenue when it struck the pedestrian walking west on the street. The pedestrian, Garg, suffered critical injuries.
The driver briefly stopped his car near the intersection, got out of the vehicle and walked around his vehicle. But he got back in and fled south on Baldwin Avenue. Witnesses described the hit-and-run vehicle as a white, newer-model Mercedes-Benz with paper license plates. The driver was described as an Asian man about 70 years old with gray hair, clean-shaven, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and slacks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5156.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured pedestrian who is apparently fighting for his life. We wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery. Continue reading →
A 48-year-old Jurupa Valley man was arrested on suspicion of a felony hit-and-run crash that critically injured a 7-year-old girl. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred when 7-year-old DeAsha Butts was walking home from school the afternoon of February 27, 2016. She was crossing Iowa Avenue near Villa Street in the unincorporated community of Highgrove in front of her home when a northbound truck struck her. Continue reading →
A man in his 50s was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Stanton the night of February 25, 2016. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Cerritos Avenue and Sherrill Street. The vehicle did not stop, but was later found abandoned nearby with a damaged hood and windshield. Witnesses told police they saw a woman leaving the vehicle, but officials did not have a description. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of this hit-and-run victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
True Cowan, 24, was killed in a Boyle Heights hit-and-run crash after a vehicle struck him. According to a KTLA news report, Cowan was struck at near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Chicago Street early morning on February 15, 2016. The victim was then dragged underneath the vehicle for more than 100 feet and his body only became dislodged when the vehicle drove into a driveway behind a business on Chicago Street.
The motorist backed out and fled northbound on Chicago without stopping to help the injured pedestrian. Cowan was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The police don’t have a driver description or a description of the vehicle. But, they suspect, the vehicle could have damage to the left front and undercarriage. Police were checking with local businesses in the area to see if the fatal collision was captured on any of the neighboring surveillance cameras. Continue reading →
Christopher Roth, 24, was killed in a Newport Beach hit-and-run accident the morning of February 13, 2016. According to a report in the Daily Pilot, Roth was crossing at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 30th Street when a 2007 Nissan 350z traveling south on Newport struck him. The driver did not stop. Roth was transported to a trauma center where he died of his injuries soon afterward.
The hit-and-run vehicle was found abandoned near 19th and Court streets, about half a mile from the scene of the crash. Police arrested Nancy Diana Flores, 21, of Paramount in connection with the hit-and-run. Police were unable to determine whether Flores was intoxicated at the time of the crash because they did not locate her in time to test her blood for alcohol. She was arrested on felony hit-and-run and manslaughter charges. The crash is under investigation.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal hit-and-run occurred the afternoon of January 30, 2016 near Boyle Avenue and Whittle Boulevard.
Driver Flees on Foot
Campos took her daughter out of the backseat when they were struck. Campos was thrown about 40 feet from the point of impact and died from her injuries. The 5-year-old girl suffered a fractured pelvis, but is expected to survive. Surveillance video of the incident shows a vehicle driving along the curving roadway when it struck Campos’s car and spun out.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Corolla, before striking the mother and the girl. Officials believe the suspect may have suffered an abdominal injury and may have been bleeding at the scene. When witnesses tried to stop him, he pretended to have a gun in his waistband and fled on foot. He was described as being Hispanic, 30 to 35 years old with tattoos on both forearms, wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Korina Campos for their tragic loss, especially her young daughter. Let us keep this family in our thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →