A Newport Beach woman who was walking her dog the morning of Sunday, Sept. 6, was struck and killed by a man who ended up leaving the scene of the crash. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the woman was walking her dog and crossing the street at Irvine Avenue and Mesa Drive when the driver of a silver Hyundai sedan ran a red light and struck her. The driver continued south on Irvine Avenue. The woman and her dog who were walking on the crosswalk died at the crash site. Continue reading →
Eugene Harbrecht, 67, a longtime editor with the Orange County Register, was killed in Santa Ana car crash, which police say, involved two drivers who were racing on a public roadway, one of them under the influence. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, The crash occurred on the morning of July 30 at the intersection of Bristol Street and Santa Clara Avenue. Continue reading →
A pedestrian suffered major injuries in a Newport Beach car accident, which officials said, involved a suspected hit-and-run driver. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of Dec. 28 when police received a 911 call about the incident at Superior Avenue and Hospital Road. Continue reading →
A 6-year-old boy and 60-year-old man were fatally injured in a pedestrian accident after a pickup truck struck them as they crossed an intersection in Garden Grove. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the two pedestrians were at the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Benton Street when they were struck by a pickup truck the night of Oct. 26. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say the man and the boy were related in some way, but their relationship is not known at this time. Continue reading →
A hit and run accident in Lake View Terrace left two horses dead and their riders critically injured on the night of Oct. 25. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crash occurred near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Wheatland Avenue. The man and woman who were riding were identified by friends as “Polo and his wife, Alejandra.” Continue reading →
A 4-year-old girl was killed and her mother was injured after both were struck by an SUV while walking to a Koreatown preschool on the morning of Oct. 16. According to a CBS2 news report, the collision occurred at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue. The girl and her mother were crossing Olympic Boulevard in a marked crosswalk and were headed to Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center, a preschool, when they were hit by the SUV that was turning left from Normandie to Olympic. Continue reading →
Santa Ana police are investigating whether a 10-year-old girl who apparently killed herself at home was the victim of bullying. According to a KTLA news report, officers responded to the Santa Ana home after the child, Allison Wendel, was discovered dead by her 9-year-old sister the night of Oct. 13. Police said her death appeared to be a suicide and that she did not leave behind a note. Family members said her death came as a shock. Detectives are working with the Orange County coroner’s office to determine precisely what led up to the girl’s death. Continue reading →
LAPD investigators are working to determine whether a crime occurred when a casino tour bus fled the scene where he ran over and killed a pedestrian the previous day in University Park. According to a KTLA news report, the Samho Tour & Travel bus was eventually found at a storage yard in Gardena late on Jan. 10, hours after its driver fatally struck and dragged a man near the corner of Flower Street and Adams Boulevard. The vehicle has since been owed to an LAPD facility to be processed as evidence. Continue reading →
A 4-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident in Irvine Saturday night. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Zhiyu Too was crossing the intersection at Lake Forest drive and Romano on his scooter when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling on Lake Forest. The boy was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The boy’s parents were with him when he was struck. Additional details about the vehicle or the driver were not available. The investigation is ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of this little boy for their heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
Meadow Walker, the daughter of late “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker, has said she will move forward with her lawsuit against Porsche in spite of the automaker’s victory in court this week in a related case. According to an ABC news report, on Monday, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled that there was not enough evidence to show that the Porsche Carrera GT, which Walker’s friend Roger Rodas was driving at the time of the fatal crash that took both their lives, lacked basic safety features that could have potentially saved the two men’s lives.
Update: As of 4/8/16, a $10.1 Million settlement from the estate of Rodas has just been disclosed. The money will be placed in a trust for Meadow Walker.