Andrew Lopez, 17, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KABC news report, Lopez was riding his skateboard to soccer practice the evening of August 23, 2012 and was crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Budlong Avenue, when a vehicle suddenly made a U-turn and struck him. The female driver stopped briefly, but drove away. Police have since tracked her down and made an arrest, but they have not identified here. She faces felony charges.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family members of Andrew Lopez who are grieving this terrible loss. Lopez was apparently the oldest of five siblings whose top priorities were school and soccer. He had plans to go to college in San Diego and is recalled by friends as a “funny and goofy guy” who always brought a smile to their faces. What a tragic loss! I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Andrew Lopez.
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A 57-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Rancho Cucamonga that killed 25-year-old bicyclist, Alex Patrick Silva. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal collision occurred the night of July 12 on Wilson Avenue east of San Sevaine Road. Police say Silva was riding his bike with a friend when Sanders’ red Chevy Corvette convertible struck him from behind and then fled the scene. Silva was rushed to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses were able to give officials a description of the car. Detectives arrested Sanders in his Fontana home on July 19, 2012, a week after the fatal hit-and-run. He has been charged with hit-and-run resulting in death. Sanders is out on a $100,000 bail.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family members and friends of Alex Patrick Silva, who are mourning his tragic loss. I offer them my deepest condolences. The Silva family has established a memorial fund at the Fontana Wells Fargo Bank branch under the name, “Alex Patrick Silva Memorial Fund.”
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Erin Galligan, 30, of Venice, was killed in a Santa Monica car accident when her bicycle was struck by a driver who failed to remain at the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Venice-Mar Vista Patch, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred along Pacific Coast Highway near Entrada Drive in Santa Monica the night of July 10, 2012. Galligan was riding southbound and on the right side of the street when the truck hit her. But the driver continued on to the 10 Freeway without stopping or slowing down.
Police say the impact of the collision threw Galligan some distance requiring police officers to search for her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The authorities are searching for the driver involved in the crash. The suspect is believed to have been driving a white, full-size GMC pickup truck that now has extensive front damage. Anyone with information is urged to call the Santa Monica Police Department at 310-395-9931.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Erin Galligan, who has been killed in this tragic hit-and-run collision. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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Angel Bojorquez, 18, was killed in a San Diego traffic collision when a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche hit his bicycle and left him on the side of the roadway. According to a U-T San Diego news article, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Via de la Valle near Paseo Delicias, the morning of July 6, 2012. Officials say Bojorquez was bicycling from Del Mar through Rancho Santa Fe when the Chevy pickup drifted into the bike lane and struck him. He was found in the brush along the shoulder of the roadway.
Jin Hyuk Byun, 19, was arrested the night of July 8, 2012 after a neighbor notified the authorities that the details regarding the hit-and-run car accident in the news matched Byun’s Avalanche. Officials obtained a warrant and arrested Byun on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
I offer my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Angel Bojorquez following this tragic bicycle accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Read the rest »
A 50-year-old man was injured in a car accident in San Diego after his bicycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver. According to a 10News report, the injury crash occurred in the 3500 block of Nimitz Boulevard in Loma Portal the night of June 29, 2012. Police say the 50-year-old bicyclist suffered a concussion and an open leg fracture, but is expected to recover. Police are searching for the driver who left the scene of the injury accident. The vehicle has only been identified as a Hyundai. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to this injured hit-and-run car accident victim. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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California Highway Patrol officials are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say was involved in a San Bernardino County car accident that killed 27-year-old bicyclist, David Epperson, of Alabama. According to The Victorville Daily Press, the fatal bicycle accident occurred the night of June 13, 2012. Epperson was riding a bike near the east road edge of Ridgecrest Road south of Pebble Beach Drive in Spring Valley Lake. An unidentified driver, who was driving a 1990s Ford SUV in the northbound lanes of the roadway allowed the vehicle to drift to the right, striking Epperson.
The driver did not stop and continued north on Ridgecrest Road. Epperson was airlifted to a regional hospital where he remained in critical condition for two days before succumbing to his injuries. Officials say the suspect vehicle should have front-end damage. Anyone who witnessed this collision or who has information is urged to contact the Victorville CHP office at 760-241-1186 or WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Epperson, who was tragically killed in this hit-and-run car accident. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.
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