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In Las Vegas, Aug. 9 turned out to be a deadly day for pedestrians. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, three people were killed and one other was injured in four separate crashes.

One accident occurred around 8:24 a.m. on the edge of a school zone at Brookman Elementary School on East Washington Avenue as a vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian near Mount Hood Street. Continue reading →

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Paul Larios, 35, Ashley Gilroy, 33, and Marlee Maldonado, 8, were all killed in a fiery multi-vehicle car accident in Rialto on the evening of Aug. 1.

According to a KTLA news report, Larios was driving a black Jeep Cherokee at a high rate of speed and sideswiped a Chevy Silverado near Willow Avenue and Valley Boulevard.

After the initial collision, the Jeep continued speeding and swerving down Valley Boulevard until it hit the back of the Sorento carrying Gilroy and Maldonado near the intersection with Riverside Boulevard. Continue reading →

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Gabriel Garate, 7, was killed in a Long Beach pedestrian accident after he was struck by a pickup truck while walking in a marked crosswalk.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred on the evening of July 27 at the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and 23rd Street. Officers arrived at the scene to find Gabriel in the roadway, critically injured. Long Beach fire officials pronounced the boy dead at the scene. Continue reading →

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A crash at a Panorama City gas station left 11 people injured on the afternoon of July 26.

According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and Woodman Avenue. Officials said a pickup truck towing a concrete pumping trailer entered the station, struck three vehicles, and knocked over a fuel pump causing non-life-threatening injuries to six adults and five children. Continue reading →

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A 45-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Highland while riding a skateboard.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the fatal collision occurred early on the morning of July 22 on East 3rd Street, east of Tippecanoe Avenue.

Police said the man was riding a skateboard westbound when he was struck by a car that was traveling in the same direction. The car did not stop and continued westbound without helping the victim. Continue reading →

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Two people suffered serious injuries on the afternoon of July 21 after a shuttle bus crashed at Los Angeles International Airport.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the LAX-operated shuttle bus carrying around 23 people and a driver crashed when it was carrying passengers to and from the LAXit ride pickup lot. LAX police said in a statement that the driver miscalculated a turn and collided with a pillar at the lower level of Circle Way and Center Way. Continue reading →

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An 18-year-old has been accused of reckless driving and DUI after a fatal five-car crash in northwest Las Vegas.

According to a KTNV news report, the driver, since identified as Jerry Madera, was traveling west on Washington Avenue at a high rate of speed on the afternoon of July 19 when the accident occurred.

Madera’s 2007 Toyota RAV4 failed to stop at the red light at the intersection with Torrey Pines Drive, investigators said. This caused a chain-reaction crash resulting in one fatality. Continue reading →

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In Tarzana, a woman suffered injuries after a driver struck her as she was standing next to her car. According to a KTLA news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on the afternoon of July 15 near the intersection of Etiwanda Avenue and Ventura Boulevard. LAPD officials said a four-door Chevy Spark was heading south on Etiwanda when it veered to the right side of the roadway and crashed into a vehicle and a pedestrian. Continue reading →

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Dennis Shackelford, 51, was killed in a Hemet motorcycle accident when the driver of a sedan rear-ended him at a street intersection.

According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred on the night of July 18 at Menlo Avenue and State Street. Police said Shackelford was headed southbound on State Street and stopped at a red light at Menlo.

When the light turned green, he slowly pulled into the intersection but was hit from behind by a car. Continue reading →

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A woman was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Laguna Niguel early on the morning of July 9.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred along Crown Valley Parkway between Golden Lantern and Nueva Vista. The driver did not stop to help the victim. According to authorities, the woman was not in a crosswalk when she was hit.

She was taken to a hospital with major injuries. Continue reading →

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