A car accident in Brea involving an SUV full of Brea Olinda High School students, left two women in another car with injuries. The Orange County Register reports that the three-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Tonner Canyon and Brea Canyon roads the morning of June 13, 2013.
Officials say a Toyota Corolla traveling on Tonner Canyon entered the path of a Ford Expedition that was northbound on Brea Canyon Road. The SUV swerved to avoid the Toyota, but collided with a Dodge Dakota truck in the southbound lanes. The crash caused the truck to flip to its side. Two women in the Toyota were injured. None of the students in the SUV was injured. They were apparently headed to graduation practice at Mount San Antonio College.
It is indeed fortunate that no one in the SUV was seriously injured. I wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Read the rest »
A male bicyclist suffered major head injuries after, officials say, he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in a hit and run. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred the night of June 12, 2013 in the 900 block of North Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim. The man was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition. Officials say when they arrived the man was found with head injuries and his bicycle lay next to him. Authorities do not have vehicle or driver information. The investigation is ongoing. Read the rest »
Honda is recalling 104,500 vehicles in 49 countries worldwide to fix brake defects. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the vehicle recall covers more than 18,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and Honda S2000 sports cars from the 2006 and 2007 model years. Honda officials say that some power brake booster parts in these recalled vehicles were not made to specifications. This could cause a decrease in braking power over time and could increase the risk of a crash.
But, company spokespersons say no injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this defect. About 13,000 RSX compacts and 5,000 S2000s in the United States are involved in this recall. Honda apparently discovered the problem by watching warranty claims. U.S. owners will be notified by mail in mid July when dealers will replace the brake booster, if necessary. Read the rest »
Honda 2003-04 Odyssey models are being investigated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potentially defective airbags. According to an NBC news report, the auto safety agency opened an investigation into 320,000 Honda minivans to determine if they should be recalled for airbags that deploy suddenly without warning. So far, officials have received six complaints from owners of 2003-04 Odyssey minivans, three of whom reported injuries due to airbags that suddenly deployed while the vehicles were in operation. NHTSA has received 41 consumer complaints alleging that the vehicle’s airbag warning light illuminated. Read the rest »
A mere two days after shutting the door on the government’s request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to issue two other safety recalls for airbag and seatbelt defects. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the automaker will recall more than 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass small SUVs across the globe from the 2010 and 2012 model years to fix airbag and seatbelt defects. Chrysler is also recalling 221,000 Jeep Wranglers worldwide from the 2012 and 2013 models to fix transmission fuel leaks, according to documents posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site, Associated Press reports. Read the rest »
Chrysler Group is daring to defy the government by refusing to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that federal safety officials say are dangerous and should be taken off the market. According to a news report in USA Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) send the automaker a letter asking it to issue a recall for 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. Federal officials say that the rear-mounted gas tanks in those vehicles are likely to leak and catch fire in a rear-end crash.
However, Chrysler officials have said that they “disagree” with NHTSA’s assessment of the situation and their request. They say NHTSA’s analysis is faulty. Chrysler has said they will not honor NHTSA’s request for a recall. So far, 44 deaths have been reported in 32 rear-end collisions and fires involving the Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. In addition, seven deaths have been reported in five rear-end crashes involving Liberty vehicles. Read the rest »