A pedestrian who attempted to help motorists involved in a multi-car collision on state Route 78 was struck and seriously injured by a driver, who fled the scene. According to a U-T San Diego news article, the major injury crash occurred the night of October 15, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say the 20-year-old female pedestrian may have entered the freeway from a street that runs parallel to Route 78. She had just checked on a woman whose Nissan Altima had crashed while trying to avoid a mattress on the freeway.
A Toyota pickup driven by a 30-year-old Encinitas man then hit the mattress and struck the Nissan. In addition, three other vehicles collided as they attempted to avoid the initial accident. The driver of the Nissan suffered moderate injuries and one other person suffered minor injuries. The car that struck the good Samaritan did not stop. Anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver or vehicle is asked to call CHP officials at 858-637-3800. Read the rest »
A 4-year-old girl suffered bite wounds and a torn lip after a neighbor’s pit bull attacked her at an apartment complex. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the dog bite incident occurred the morning of October 9, 2012 in National City. Police say Brittany Gardiner, 22, had taken her 70-pound pit bull outside on a leash when the child, a neighbor, asked to pet the dog. The child walked up to the dog after Gardiner had given her permission, but the pit bull lunged and bit her face.
A police officer responded to the 911 calls and arrived as residents pulled the dog off the child. Gardiner then tried to put the dog in her car and leave, but officers stopped her and placed her under arrest. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery and remains in serious but stable condition. Gardiner was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment, obstructing an officer and owning an animal that caused serious injury.
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Scott Folck, 35, who was critically injured in a car accident last week, has died from his injuries, U-T San Diego reports. Police say Folck was riding his bicycle east along Woods Valley Road in Valley Center, early morning on September 16, 2012, when a Mitsubishi 3000GT driven by a 22-year-old San Marcos man attempted a left turn and struck him. Folck’s bicycle hit the right front of the car. He was thrown to the ground and suffered multiple blunt force injuries. He died early morning on September 23 after undergoing surgery and several medical treatments. No citations or charges have been reported. The investigation is ongoing.
I offer my deepest sympathies to Folck’s family members and friends. He was apparently an avid cyclist who had been training for a triathlon. Please keep his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.
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Seven people were injured, two critically, in a San Diego car accident, which involved a teen driver. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury collision occurred on Twin Peaks Road near Woodcreek Road in Poway, the afternoon of September 5, 2012. Police say four boys ranging in age from 15 to 17 were heading west on Twin Peaks in a Ford Escort driven by a 17-year-old. The driver of the Escort swerved over the centerline into eastbound traffic, before striking a Toyota Prius driven by a man and a Ford F-150 pickup driven by a woman. A 12-year-old girl was a passenger in the truck.
The Escort’s driver and his 15-year-old brother suffered critical injuries. Two others in the Escort, the drivers of the other vehicles and the passenger in the pickup were all treated at area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. Officials are still investigating the cause of this injury crash.
My heart goes out to the injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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A 10-year-old girl was injured in a San Diego dog bite incident involving a pit bull, the night of July 13, 2012. According to a news report in UT-San Diego, the pit bull attack occurred on North Melrose Drive near Ascot Drive in Vista. Officials say the dog was on a leash at an apartment complex’s pool at the time of the incident. The young victim suffered a two-inch laceration on her left arm and was transported to a nearby medical center for treatment. The dog was impounded. Investigators are checking on a report that the dog had attacked another child at the same complex.
My thoughts and prayers are with the young girl injured in this San Diego dog attack. I wish her the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
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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 »