Two people were killed and six others, including two children, were injured when a large truck crashed on State Route 125 in La Mesa. According to an NBC news report, California Highway Patrol officials say the big rig was getting onto the southbound SR 125 from the westbound Interstate 8 the afternoon of August 3, 2017 when the truck driver lost control. The driver crashed through the metal guardrail on the freeway- crossing lane on the northbound SR-125 before smashing into a concrete divider wall. Continue reading →
A male motorcyclist was killed in a car accident in Winnetka, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the night of August 1. Officials say a black sedan was making a left turn onto Oakdale Avenue from Sherman Way when it collided into a motorcycle. The impact sent the motorcycle careening into a parked van. Continue reading →
A car accident in Irvine fatally injured two women – identified as Jamie R. Lopez, 26, of Santa Ana, and Nancy A. Ortiz, 26, of Garden Grove — and a man critically injured. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred on northbound Jamboree Road between Main Street and Kelvin Avenue the evening of July 22, 2017. A Chevy Corvette went out of control and sheared a fire hydrant.
Police say two women in a Chevy Corvette were pronounced dead at the scene while a male occupant was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police are urging anyone with information about the crash to contact Irvine police at 949-724-7024. Continue reading →
At least seven people were injured in a two-car crash resulted in one of the vehicles crashing into a Starbucks in Valley Glen. According to a KTLA news report, the initial crash took place in the 12900 block of West Victory Boulevard, at the intersection of Coldwater Canyon the afternoon of July 20, 2017. Officials say a blue car was traveling west on Victory and was trying to make a left turn onto Coldwater when it collided with a red Chevrolet. Continue reading →
Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who they say was involved in a car accident in Lancaster that left an 11-year-old girl dead. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred around midnight on July 18, 2017 at the intersection of 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard. Officials said the 11-year-old girl was a passenger in one of the vehicles and sustained serious injuries in the crash.
She was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. Witnesses identified the driver of the other vehicle as Continue reading →
Officers with the San Diego Police Department say they released a K9 on a man who attacked a cab driver, tried to steal a motorcycle and threatened one of their officers in downtown on July 9. However, a group called United Against Police Terror, posted a video to their Facebook page saying the officer “allowed the dog to maul the man” while he was still handcuffed. Continue reading →
A family of six riding in a minivan was injured in a car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was fleeing a road rage incident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the first crash occurred when a man drove an SUV into another car the afternoon of July 10, 2017 at the intersection of Bolsa Chica Road and Warner Avenue. After that collision, the man drove the SUV east on Warner, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a minivan that was leaving a parking lot near Warner and Springdale Street.
The SUV’s driver had to be extricated from his vehicle and was hospitalized for injuries. All six people in the minivan were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. At least two of the seven who were injured were sent to local trauma centers, which suggests they may have suffered more serious or critical injuries. No arrests or citations were reported. The incident is still under investigation. Continue reading →
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 police officer suffered injuries after officials say a suspected drunk driver ran a red light in Costa Mesa and struck the officer’s patrol vehicle. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, two officers were traveling westbound on Del Mar Avenue at Newport Boulevard in a marked police car the night of July 3, 2017. That’s when a man driving a Chevy Suburban northbound on Newport Boulevard drove through a red light and broadsided the police car.
One of the officers suffered a non-life-threatening shoulder injury. The driver, 66-year-old Leslie Lorrimer of Mission Viejo, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony DUI. The investigation into this case is still ongoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the police officer who was injured in this suspected DUI collision. We wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Violation of Laws
Two men died and three others suffered serious injuries in an Irvine car accident on July 1 near UC Irvine. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Michelson Drive. Irvine police and Orange County Fire Authority officials who responded to the collision found a 2015 Infiniti Q50 on fire and put out the blaze. A male driver was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
The man who drove the other vehicle, a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, was identified as Kesean Herrera of Irvine. He and passenger Jeremy Shankling of Los Angeles were pronounced Continue reading →