Eduardo Gutierrez, 55, was killed in an auto accident the afternoon of July 8, 2017 after a passing tow truck struck him as he was changing a tire on his vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Gutierrez was stopped off the westbound 10 at the exit to the 210 in Redlands when he and his vehicle were hit by the tow truck. Gutierrez was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterward. No citations or arrests were reported pending an official investigation. Continue reading →
A man was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected drunk driver who left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on June 18 at the corner of West 19th Street and Newport Boulevard. The driver did not stop or remain at the scene of the accident.
A witness followed the suspect’s vehicle to Dyer Road at the 55 Freeway where California Highway Patrol officials stopped and arrested the suspect, 25-year-old Andrew Jacob Luevano, on suspicion of felony DUI and hit and run causing injuries. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to an area trauma center for treatment. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading →
Charlene Hanson, 71, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the evening of June 17, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Lacy Street in downtown Santa Ana. The woman was crossing the street away from her church and was crossing Civic Center Drive heading north when she was struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Continue reading →
A grandmother was critically injured in an Anaheim pedestrian accident after a driver who was backing out of an apartment complex lost control of the vehicle and drove through a wrought iron gate. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred afternoon of June 13, 2017 when the grandmother was pushing her 1-year-old grandchild in a stroller and walking on the sidewalk.
When the vehicle struck them, the woman was trapped underneath the car and Continue reading →
A 46-year-old woman was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street the night of February 14, 2017. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the woman was struck by a Toyota Sienna minivan. She was transported to an area trauma center when she was pronounced dead. Continue reading →
A 56-year-old man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident after he was hit by one of two cars that collided at a street intersection. The accident also involved a suspected drunk driver, officials said. The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred the evening of January 25, 2017 when the pedestrian was walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Niguel road.
Police say two vehicles, a Mercedes and a BMW, collided at the intersection. One of the vehicles (it is not clear which one) struck the man. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver of the BMW, 34-year-old Jamie Mulford, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony DUI resulting in injuries. Officials are still investigating the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured victim of this pedestrian accident. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Detectives in Hawthorne have released a disturbing video of a hit-and-run crash that occurred on December 17, 2016. According to a report in The Daily Breeze, three pedestrians were struck in a crosswalk in the city. All three victims were treated in a hospital and are recovering from their injuries. The incident occurred at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rocket Road just outside the SpaceX rocket manufacturing plant. Continue reading →
Two female pedestrians were killed and two others were critically injured when a silver Mustang GT struck a streetlight and fire hydrant in Echo Park. According to a KTLA news report, the deadly crash occurred the morning of November 20, 2016 in the 1000 block of Rosemont Avenue when 46-year-old Bryan Gin lost control of his car and ran into three women waiting at a bus stop on Sunset Boulevard. The deceased were identified as two women, 81 and 78. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading →
A man was critically injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the night of October 19, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred near the intersection of Warner Avenue and Shelton Street. Police say the pedestrian, a 55-year-old man, was crossing Warner Avenue when he was hit. He was transported to an area hospital as a critical trauma patient as he had suffered a serious head injury. But he was reported to have been in stable condition.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Officials don’t believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The driver was not cited or arrested. Officials are also looking into whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk when he was struck. The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to this injured victim. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were walking home after a party when they were mowed down by a car in the 800 block of West La Jolla Street.
Police found the driver, 27-year-old Nicholas Stephen Munoz, standing next to the car. He was booked on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence. Witnesses told police that Munoz was speeding as well. Neighbors told the Register that the street where this particular accident occurred needs stop signs and crosswalks. Drivers sped through this street often and posed a danger to children and adults.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ledezma family for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →