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A 2-year-old boy was killed by his family’s dog when he was playing in the backyard of his Modesto home. According to a news report in The Modesto Bee, the boy was in the backyard of his home in the 1900 block of Pine Street when the dog, a mastiff/pit bull mix, attacked him. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department officials said they are not sure whether the boy was alone in the backyard and what the dog and the boy were doing in the moments before the attack. The child was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Continue reading →

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A man was critically injured in a hit-and-run car accident in Santa Ana while crossing a street in a wheelchair late night on June 28. According to a KTLA news report, officers responded to the intersection of First and Townsend streets to find the victim lying in the roadway with weak vital signs. After performing CPR, paramedics transported the pedestrian to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition. Continue reading →

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A Long Beach car accident involving two vehicles including one driven by a 90-year-old Los Alamitos woman, has left a 91-year-old man dead and eight other people injured. According to a KTLA news report, the car accident occurred the morning of June 27 along Long Beach Boulevard, just south of 44th Street. Police say a 90-year-old woman was at the wheel of a 2015 Kia Rio with 91-year-old Howard Schaack riding as a passenger. The woman failed to yield to oncoming traffic when she pulled out onto the boulevard from a driveway. Continue reading →

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Elyssa Negrete, 30, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Long Beach, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KTLA news report, Negrete was crossing Pacific Avenue at Burnett Street in a marked crosswalk when a car fatally struck her. Negrete was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries. A man walking alongside Negrete in the crosswalk was also hit and critically injured. Detectives say they are still looking into whether that man, 35, knew Negrete or simply happened to be near her at the time of the crash. Continue reading →

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Pamela Smith, 59, was killed in a hit and run crash in South Los Angeles and officials are announcing a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred the night of June 10 at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Cimarron Street. Continue reading →

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a speeding motorcyclist who was trying to evade law enforcement officials in downtown Los Angeles. According to a KTLA news report, California Highway Patrol officers tried to stop the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorcycle for running a red light in an unincorporated area of Whittier the night of May 30. The motorcyclist, later identified as 27-year-old Brian Jesse Leon of East Los Angeles, refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that spanned the 605, 5 and 101 freeways at speeds over 100 mph. Continue reading →

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A family of three was injured, the mother critically, when a log ride malfunctioned at Castle Park in Riverside the afternoon of May 26. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the apparent malfunction caused one of the cars to come down a ramp at a high rate of speed ejecting an individual off the ride. The height from which the mother was ejected from the ride was not clear. The log came to a stop where the water was not deep. The mother, father and daughter were all transported to an area hospital. Officials said the injuries appeared critical and that the mother was still “responsive” when she was transported. Continue reading →

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A 72-year-old man in an electric wheelchair and his caretaker were struck and injured by a dump truck in Costa Mesa. According to a KTLA news report, the truck hit the man and a 53-year-old woman, an Anaheim resident, while they were crossing the street at Anaheim Avenue between 19th Street and Plumer Street the afternoon of May 22. The woman suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she is said to be in critical condition. Continue reading →

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Adrian Zazueta, 22, was killed in an Anaheim motorcycle accident after crashing into a sedan at a street intersection. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Western and Orange avenues. Paramedics attempted to revive Zazueta, but he died from his injuries at the scene. Officials said drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors in the collision. The 18-year-old driver of the sedan remained at the scene. Continue reading →

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Officials are looking for a hit-and-run driver who fled on foot after a fatal car accident in Compton the night of May 6 that killed 20-year-old Jennifer Lopez. According to a KTLA news report, the collision occurred as the victim was driving eastbound on Alondra Boulevard in a black Nissan Altima. A man in a blue Mitsubishi who was heading south on South Bullis Road at the same time slammed into the Nissan in the intersection. Surveillance video captured the moment of impact. Continue reading →

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