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Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 22 at First and Chicago streets in Boyle Heights. Officials say the driver, Joshua Garcia, attempted to flee after the crash, but was arrested soon afterward. Continue reading →

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At least two people including a 14-year-old boy were injured in a dog attack near a Hemet apartment complex. According to an NBC San Diego news report, the incident occurred in the 800 block of Douglas Court near Johnston Avenue. Paramedics were sent to the location along with police officers to help the victims whose identities were not released. Continue reading →

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A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Yorba Linda killing the pilot and four people in the home. According to news reports, the Cessna 414A went down the afternoon of Feb. 3. The twin-engine plane was seen disintegrating in the air and crashing into a two-story home in the 19000 block of Crestknoll Drive that went up in flames. Continue reading →

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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 →

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Joe Santos, 58, was killed in a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck him as he was walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Serenity Lane and Golden Lantern Street the morning of Dec. 31. The motorist who struck Santos remained at the scene and was interviewed by police investigators who don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a part. Continue reading →

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Officials have arrested a 25-year-old woman in Redlands on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed into another vehicle along an on-ramp on the 10 Freeway injuring herself and two others. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Saturday, Dec. 22 when Alexis Calderon drove a Toyota Corolla on a westbound 10 Freeway on-ramp in the wrong direction from Orange Street southbound. She collided into a Nissan Versa that was driving the right way. Continue reading →

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A woman suffered serious injuries in a dog attack in her own home after three pit bulls viciously mauled her. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the morning of Dec. 15 in the 55000 block of Mitchell Road in an unincorporated area of Anza. A responding officer for the county’s Department of Animal Services described the injuries as severe. All three dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes. Officials identified the owner and arrested him on an outstanding felony warrant. Continue reading →

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A 79-year-old La Puente man died and his 72-year-old wife was injured in a West Covina pedestrian accident when a vehicle struck the couple that was walking at a street intersection. According to a KTLA news report the incident occurred at the intersection of Fairgrove and Sunset avenues the morning of Dec. 13. The man and woman were walking west across Sunset Avenue within a crosswalk when a 2018 Chevy Cruze driven by a 27-year-old woman struck them. Continue reading →

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A large dog that officers identified as a pit bull or pit bull mix, bit a man and one of two dogs he was walking in downtown Los Angeles the afternoon of Nov. 28. According to a KTLA news report, officers responded to the scene near East Fifth and Crocker streets. Witnesses said the large dog was running around loose when it suddenly targeted the men and his two small dogs. Police described the attack as “vicious.” The victim was on the ground and other men in the area trued to pull the dog off him, but it would not yield. Continue reading →

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Toshio Hirai, 34, a 12-year-veteran and lead member of the Gardena Police Department’s SWAT team, was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Nov. 14. According to a KABC news report, Hirai was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles near 238th Street and Western Avenue when he was struck by a 17-year-old driver. Officials said she had a driver’s license and stopped at the scene to cooperate with officials. Police say alcohol or drugs were not factors in the collision and no arrests were made. The officer leaves behind his wife and 2-year-old son. Continue reading →

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