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Lilia Garcia, 41, was killed in a hit-and-run crash after a driver struck her near a street intersection in the Apple Valley area in San Bernardino County. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Sept. 15 along Crown Valley Road just south of Soledad Canyon Road. Preliminary information indicates Garcia was walking southbound on the west dirt shoulder of Crown Valley Road when she was struck by a vehicle. Continue reading →

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A 65-year-old man was in grave condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles. According to a KABC news report, the crash occurred the night of Sept. 9 at Century Boulevard near Main Street. Los Angeles police said a vehicle was traveling westbound on Century Boulevard and hit the man. The driver left the scene and remains at large. It appears that the victim was using a walker when he was struck crossing the street. Continue reading →

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An 88-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained more than a week ago in a two-vehicle car accident in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the woman had been transported to a local hospital after complaining of neck and back pain. The incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 24. The elderly woman was behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Camry when the collision occurred near Beach Boulevard and Cypress Drive. The Toyota sustained moderate front-end damage. Continue reading →

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Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights that left a bicyclist severely injured. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, tips from the public led to the arrest of Luis Raya-Flores who police say struck and injured a bicyclist and fled the scene. The incident occurred the night of Aug. 22. The bicyclist was traveling east on Whittier Boulevard near Calzona Street when a white pickup truck crossed the center divider into oncoming traffic and hit the bicyclist head on. Continue reading →

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A 13-year-old boy was struck and critically injured in a Glendale pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of nearly four times the legal limit. According to a KTLA news report, the driver, 63-year-old Christopher Dean Carone was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving after the crash, which occurred the night of Aug. 23 in a crosswalk in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road in front of Glorietta Park. Continue reading →

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Shannon McDonald, 43, a Los Angeles Commissioner and long-time Lancaster resident, was killed in a suspected DUI crash. According to a Fox11 news report, the crash occurred near 40th Street West and Avenue L in Lancaster. Police say McDonald was driving a Chevy Suburban SUV when a suspected drunk driver in a pickup truck attempted to turn left and crashed into the SUV. Police say, based on preliminary investigations, that the driver of the truck may have failed to yield the right of way. Continue reading →

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A male pedestrian was killed after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash that officials say was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, 27-year-old Jacob Gralitzer was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence after the incident that occurred the night of Aug. 1 near several businesses on Melrose and Martel avenues. Continue reading →

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A worker at a construction site was injured after a car crashed into the site and knocked the worker into a 20-foot-deep hole. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred at the intersection of State College Boulevard and Ball Road the night of July 29. The man had been performing shoring work in preparation for sewer reconstruction Anaheim fire officials said. The driver crashed into the construction site hitting some equipment. This caused the worker to fall into the hole. He suffered musculoskeletal injuries and could not get himself out, officials said. Continue reading →

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A 9-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool in Hacienda Height the evening of July 27. According to a KTLA news report, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials responded to the incident a home in the 3200 block of Leticia Drive. Deputies arrived to find family members already performing CPR on the child. Continue reading →

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Two pedestrians were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run crash in Palm Springs the evening of July 27. According to a report in the Desert Sun, a black sedan struck the pedestrians as they walked in a marked crosswalk on Calle Encilia between Andreas and Amado roads. The driver of the vehicle did not stop. But, he was found a short distance away and was stopped and detained by police. The pedestrians, both women, were rushed to an area hospital with major injuries. Continue reading →

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