Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

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Pamela Smith, 59, was killed in a hit and run crash in South Los Angeles and officials are announcing a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred the night of June 10 at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Cimarron Street. Continue reading →

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a speeding motorcyclist who was trying to evade law enforcement officials in downtown Los Angeles. According to a KTLA news report, California Highway Patrol officers tried to stop the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorcycle for running a red light in an unincorporated area of Whittier the night of May 30. The motorcyclist, later identified as 27-year-old Brian Jesse Leon of East Los Angeles, refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that spanned the 605, 5 and 101 freeways at speeds over 100 mph. Continue reading →

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A 72-year-old man in an electric wheelchair and his caretaker were struck and injured by a dump truck in Costa Mesa. According to a KTLA news report, the truck hit the man and a 53-year-old woman, an Anaheim resident, while they were crossing the street at Anaheim Avenue between 19th Street and Plumer Street the afternoon of May 22. The woman suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be in critical condition. Continue reading →

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Joe Santos, 58, was killed in a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck him as he was walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Serenity Lane and Golden Lantern Street the morning of Dec. 31. The motorist who struck Santos remained at the scene and was interviewed by police investigators who don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part. Continue reading →

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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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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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Oscar Martinez, 33, was killed in a Lake Forest pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the evening of Sept. 24. Witnesses reported the man lying in the street suffering from a head injury near the intersection of Ridge Route Drive and Rockfield Boulevard. Deputies and paramedics were sent to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead. Continue reading →

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A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance struck and critically injured a pedestrian in Downtown Los Angeles the afternoon of Sept. 21. According to a KTLA news report, the person who was hit at the intersection of Fifth Street and Broadway, sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital. Officials did not say whether the ambulance was transporting anyone at the time of the collision. No other information was released. Los Angeles Police Department officials are investigation the incident.

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An 11-year-old boy who was walking to school in Montclair was struck and killed by a pickup truck the morning of Sept. 6. According to a KTLA news report, the boy who had just been dropped off near Vernon Middle School was hit while walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of San Bernardino Street and Vernon Avenue. The truck ran into and over the child. Footage from the scene showed the pickup involved was a large, black Chevy four-door that was equipped with four-wheel drive. Continue reading →

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A 39-year-old man was killed in an Orange pedestrian accident the evening of Aug. 18 after he was struck by a driver who officials say was under the influence. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, officials say Erin Meacham, 50, was driving north on Glassell Street when her vehicle struck the man. The man was reportedly crossing the street outside of a crosswalk near Quincy Avenue. The man died at the scene before he could be transferred to an area hospital. Meacham did not flee the scene. She was later arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading →

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