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Officials in Los Angeles are offering up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run suspect who struck and seriously injured a 20-year-old college student last month. According to a KTLA news report, the victim, Stephanie Vasquez, suffered several fractures all over her body after she was struck by an SUV as she was getting into her parked car on Jefferson Boulevard east of San Pedro Street the afternoon of March 22. Continue reading →

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A mother and her 3-year-old son in Vallejo were hospitalized with injuries after three dogs attacked them. According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, the horrific dog bite incident occurred the night of April 6. Neighbor Dorris Hutcherson told reporters that the dog attack was the worst thing she’d ever seen in her life. When she heard the commotion, Hutcherson looked over her back fence to find the dogs, described as pit bulls, mauling her neighbor who appeared to be fighting for her life. Continue reading →

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Fourteen people were injured, two critically, after a 15-passenger van collided with another vehicle in Lancaster the afternoon of April 6. According to a KTLA news report, passengers in the 15-passenger van had chartered it in Culver City for a trip to Lancaster to view the poppy fields. The van was traveling westbound along Avenue F when it slammed into a Mini Cooper going north on 60th Street. The van rolled over twice before hitting a light pole and coming to a stop. Continue reading →

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A Santa Ana ceramic manufacturing company has been issued more than $250,000 in fines after an 18-year-old employee was killed while getting entangled in a clay machine that lacked safety guards. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) said the safety guards on the industrial mixer, also known as a pug mill, had been removed from the machine and the employee had not been trained to use at the time of the incident, which occurred on Sept. 20, 2018. Continue reading →

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A 14-year-old boy riding a skateboard was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Ventura the night of March 16. According to a KTLA news report, the 911 call about a hit-and-run came in around 10:16 p.m. in he 10900 block of Darling Road. The teen victim had sustained what were said to be “moderate” injuries, which weren’t believed to be life threatening. He was treated by paramedics and transported to a local hospital for further treatment. He was said to be in stable condition. Continue reading →

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As many as 18 people were injured after four vehicles collided on the northbound 405 Freeway at the 605 Freeway the morning of March 13. According to a report on Patch.com, two were considered trauma patients and transported to area hospitals by paramedics and 16 suffered non-life-threatening injuries. California Highway Patrol officials said the most serious injury was a broken arm. Continue reading →

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An Anaheim Police Department employee sustained critical injuries when her vehicle was hit by a driver, who officials say, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs the afternoon of March 9. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the suspect, 34-year-old Jose Alfredo Alcantar Garcia, earlier that day was involved in an unrelated incident in which he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The police department employee, a traffic control assistant, was in a stopped marked vehicle performing traffic control duties on La Palma Avenue when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Continue reading →

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A man leaving a Sylmar pot dispensary in his car t-boned a passing vehicle, pushing that sedan into oncoming traffic and sending the husband and wife inside to a hospital with critical injuries. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crash occurred in the 12700 block of West Foothill Boulevard and left the couple with life-threatening injuries. It took firefighters 45 minutes to free the couple from the vehicle. They had to remove the entire top of the vehicle to extricate the injured man and woman. Their 7-month-old infant, who was in the back of the sedan in a car seat, was not injured. Continue reading →

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Police are asking for the public’s help to apprehend a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and injured a bicyclist in Simi Valley earlier this month. According to a KTLA news report, Simi Valley police have released video footage of the incident where the vehicle can be seen striking the bicyclist and then leaving the scene of the accident. The collision occurred the afternoon of Feb.7 at the intersection of Madera Road and Easy Street. Continue reading →

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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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