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A man was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the morning of Feb. 7 after a car struck him while he was crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Bristol and First streets. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Based on the preliminary investigation, officials say the pedestrian was walking east across Bristol in the crosswalk.

The vehicle was headed north on Bristol when the collision occurred. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. Investigators don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part in this fatal crash. No arrests or citations were reported pending an official investigation. Continue reading →

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Three pedestrians suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a driver who officials say was under the influence and was fleeing the scene of another crash nearly struck them. According to a KTLA news report, 32-year-old Luis Tecun allegedly crashed his 2011 Camaro into a vehicle on Brand Boulevard and Harvard Street the night of Jan. 27. He drove away from the scene with the victim trailing behind him. Tecun then allegedly crashed into a parked vehicle at Brand and Maple Street. The impact caused his car to jump the curb and almost strike four pedestrians who were on the sidewalk. Continue reading →

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Two federal agencies have sent out teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. According to a report in the Claims Journal, this is the second time the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have investigated the performance of Tesla’s Autopilot, which is supposed to keep a vehicle centered in its lane and set a distance from cars ahead. This driver-assist feature can also change lanes and brake automatically. Continue reading →

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Stephen Eimers has bought a 30-second Super Bowl ad with one goal – to get a meeting with President Donald J. Trump. According to the Daily Mail, the Tennessee man’s 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, was killed after being impaled by a guardrail two years ago. Eimers wants to talk to President Trump about highway safety, specifically the hazards posed by these defective guardrails. Continue reading →

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A 3-year-old boy died and his father was injured after they were both struck by an SUV, which officials say, may have run a stop sign in Arleta. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of Jan. 26. A woman was driving a late-model Ford Expedition down Chase Street with two young boys in the vehicle when she attempted to make a right turn on Varna Avenue. Continue reading →

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California Highway Patrol officials are searching for the driver of a white sedan who they say fled a car accident scene on the 405 Freeway in Santa Ana that left two people dead Jan. 5. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of Jan. 5 on the northbound 405 Freeway just north of Harbor Boulevard. Officials say a silver Audi, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, made a lane change and collided with a Dodge Challenger before crashing into the center divider. Continue reading →

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A man was struck and killed in a pedestrian accident in Costa Mesa early morning on Jan. 2, 2018. According to a City News Service report, the fatal collision was reported about midnight on Newport Boulevard between 17th and 18th streets. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was crossing the street outside the crosswalk when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle and witnesses remained at the scene and were helping police with the investigation. Alcohol or drugs weren’t believed to be factors in this crash. Continue reading →

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Ashley Elizabeth Murray, a 21-year-old college student, remained hospitalized in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the Uber vehicle in which she was traveling in Redondo Beach. According to a KTLA news report, Murray had spent the evening out with friends and was heading home with a male companion early morning on Dec. 22 when a driver ran a red light at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Aviation Way and slammed into the Uber vehicle. Continue reading →

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Three Baldwin Park women were killed after a wrong-way driver crashed into their vehicle on the 210 Freeway early morning on Dec. 17. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal crash occurred when the women, identified as Patricia Guadalupe Araujuo, 60, Dinora Elizabeth Ortiz, 62, and Ana Patricia Zuniga, 56, were heading home after a Christmas party in Pacoima. Continue reading →

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Five people including three teens suffered severe injuries in a hit-and-run crash stemming from road rage, and police are looking for the driver. According to a KTLA news report, one of the victims suffered critical injuries. The crash occurred the night of December 6, 2017, when one car cut off another at the intersection of Tica Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard. The two cars involved were a Chrysler PT Cruiser and possibly a Chrysler Sebring. Witnesses say they got into a dispute over driving behavior shortly before the crash. Continue reading →

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