The driver of a box truck was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a crash that killed a man who rear-ended the truck that was stopped on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fiery crash occurred on the eastbound 101 Freeway at Van Nuys Boulevard. The driver of the box truck was taken into custody for DUI, California Highway Patrol officials said. Continue reading →
Aubree Hardy, 5, and her parents Rachel Miller, 27, and Aaron Hardy, 25, died after the minivan in which they were traveling in was struck from behind by a semi-truck, pushing it into the trailer of another big rig. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the minivan was stopped for traffic on the 10 Freeway in Ontario on the morning of June 16th. Witnesses said the driver of the big rig that rear-ended the minivan was traveling at about 60 mph in heavy traffic with no indication that he applied the brakes before impact. Continue reading →
Investigators say a tow truck driver ran a red light at a South Los Angeles intersection and caused a violent, multi-vehicle wreck, which left eight people injured including two LAPD officers one of whom had to be rescued from his patrol car using the Jaws of Life. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the rescued officer and the tow truck driver were transported to local hospitals in critical condition. A second police officer was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Continue reading →
Chandra Woods, 37, was killed when her car apparently stalled on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona and was struck from behind by a truck. According to an NBC news report, Woods died a little later after the crash, which occurred near Smith Avenue. California Highway Patrol officials said Woods was at the wheel of a 2020 Toyota Camry that came to a stop for unknown reasons in the slow lane. Continue reading →
Enrique Ramirez Sanchez, 49, a tow truck driver, suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a speeding driver while responding to a car accident outside Beaumont, officials said. According to a KTLA news report, Sanchez was called to the scene of a solo crash on Highway 79 the morning of Feb. 23. The driver of the overturned car was not hurt. Sanchez parked his Statewide Towing truck on the shoulder south of California Avenue and got out to start hooking up the wrecked vehicle. Continue reading →
David Slavitt, 32, suffered major injuries in an Antelope Valley car accident after he crashed into a large truck in Llano April 22. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred a the intersection of 165th Street East at Avenue T when they say Slavitt was video blogging on his YouTube account where he has more than 1,500 subscribers. The Claremont resident was driving his Honda Fit west on Avenue T approaching 165th Street East as the truck driver was heading north on 165th Street. Continue reading →
Jorge Lopez, a 57-year-old electrician with Caltrans was struck and killed in a freeway accident in Acton the morning of September 1, 2016. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Lopez was standing outside his vehicle on State Route 14 when a tanker truck struck him. Two other Caltrans employees driving behind Lopez were not injured. The incident occurred at Red Rover Mine Road.
Governor Jerry Brown issued a statement in honor of Lopez saying that the death of this 16-year agency veteran marked the 185th Caltrans employee to die on the job. Caltrans has said it would post notices on its statewide network of electronic highway signs reminding motorists to watch out for highway workers. Officials are once again reminding motorists to slow down, watch out for highway workers and safely move over a lane when passing work crews.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of Jorge Lopez for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Two mothers and four children were killed in a fiery car accident early morning on June 28, 2016. According to a KABC news report, the two dads were airlifted to area hospitals for injuries they sustained while trying to save their families from a burning minivan. California Highway Patrol officials said the crash occurred on the southbound 5 Freeway near Gorman School Road.
A minivan carrying two families collided with a black BMW and stopped on the far right shoulder, still partially in the lane. The minivan was then rear-ended by a semi-truck, pushed into a ravine and caught fire. CHP officials and the two fathers desperately tried to save the women and children trapped in the burning vehicle, but were not successful. Both men suffered burn injuries to their hands and faces. An investigation is still ongoing.
Our hearts go out to the two men who not only lost their entire families, but helplessly watched as they perished before their eyes. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
A distracted truck driver caused a multi-vehicle crash on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Riverside, that left three people hospitalized and four cars badly damages.
According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the crash occurred the afternoon of October 15, 2015 on the freeway west of Central Avenue.
California Highway Patrol officials say Leonardo Rodriguez, 55, was driving a 1996 Freightliner when he took his eyes off the road to look for a water bottle.
When his eyes returned to the road, he realized traffic ahead had Continue reading →
Rick Kagamaster, 63, of Irvine, was killed in a San Bernardino County truck accident the afternoon of August 9, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle versus truck accident occurred at the 18 Freeway and All View Drive in Running Springs.
California Highway Patrol officials said the driver of the truck, 20-year-old Oscar Eduardo Garcia, ran a stop sign and caused the collision.
He was booked for investigation of vehicular manslaughter.
Garcia was driving a Continue reading →