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 van crash in Ontario involving a day care van and a tractor-trailer resulted in injuries for at least seven children who were passengers in the van, The Press-Enterprise reports. Police say the 2006 Ford E350 Econoline van was carrying children ages 6 months to 8 years old and was traveling west on Chino Avenue when it collided with a northbound 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer.
Police say initial investigations show that the 52-year-old female driver of the day care van ran a red light at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and struck the big rig. The driver of the van as well as seven children in the van suffered minor to moderate injuries. The investigation is ongoing
It is indeed fortunate that none of the children in the daycare van suffered life-threatening injuries. I wish these young victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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A tragic, high-speed crash in Newport Beach claimed five young lives on Memorial Day. According to a KABC news report, the fatal accident occurred south on Jamboree Road north of Island Lagoon in Newport Beach when an Infiniti, driven by 17-year-old Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan, veered off the roadway and slammed into a tree. The impact was so severe that it sheared the vehicle and started a fire. Four of the victims died at the scene and a fifth was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The victims, all from Irvine, were identified as Alyahyan, a senior at University High School; Nozad Al Hamawendi, 17, a junior at Irvine High School; Cecilia D. Zamora 17, a junior at Irvine High School; Aurora Christine Cabrera, 16, a sophomore at Irvine High School; and Robin Cabrera, 17, a senior at Irvine High. Police say this newport beach car crash is one of the deadliest in recent history.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all these young victims. This is an incident that has plunged the school community and the entire city in grief and mourning. I offer my deepest condolences to these grieving families. Read the rest »
One person was transported with injuries after three cars collided at a Newport Beach intersection. The Daily Pilot reports that the injury crash occurred at the intersection of East Coast Highway and Newport Coast Drive the afternoon of March 15, 2013.
Fire officials say a majority of the vehicles’ occupants were unoccupied. Debris was scattered throughout the intersection and one person was taken to Hoag Hospital. The nature or extent of the victim’s injuries is not known. The investigation is ongoing. Read the rest »
A 52-year-old woman, identified by officials as Ana Ramirez, was killed and six others were injured after a pickup truck careened on to a crowded sidewalk and into a business. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred in the 300 block of North Broadway Street in downtown Los Angeles the afternoon of March 10, 2013.
Officials say a man driving a Chevy Avalanche was heading south on Broadway and lost control. He allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic before running on to the sidewalk and hitting several pedestrians.
Officials say this incident occurred in a very busy part of the city. Witnesses say Ramirez, who was pinned under the truck, died even as her husband pleaded for help. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Of the six other victims, three were occupants of the truck. Four of those victims are reported to be in serious condition. Officials say although speed was not a factor but the driver has a medical condition that may have caused him to lose control. Read the rest »
Mohsen Mirfakhraie, 90, was killed in an Irvine car accident after he struck by a vehicle at a street intersection. The Orange County Register reports that the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Trabuco Road and Monroe the evening of March 8, 2013.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene to talk to officials. No arrests or citations were reported. Traffic investigators are still looking into who had the right-of-way in this case. The investigation is ongoing.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but 22 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents in Irvine. In Orange County as a whole, 32 people died and 770 were injured due to pedestrian collisions during the same year. Read the rest »