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Category: Hit-and-Run Accident

Dad Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital Killed by Hit and Run Driver

By Brian Chase on November 15, 2018 - No comments

Off-Duty Los Angeles Fire Captain Killed in Collision with Caltrans Street Sweeper

A hit-and-run accident proved fatal for 22-year-old Ricky Sandoval who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth to the couple’s third child in Menifee. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the baby girl was born soon after he father’s death. Sandoval’s 23-year-old wife, Alyssa, was transported to an area hospital where she delivered the baby. …Read the rest »

 

Two Scooter Riders Seriously Injured in Silver Lake Hit-and-Run Crash

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2018 - No comments

Government Scientists Conduct First Ever Study about Health Risks of Electric Scooters

Two people who were riding on a scooter suffered major injuries after a hit-and-run driver struck them the night of Sept. 4. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue. Two people were riding on what was described as a scooter when they were rear-ended by another vehicle. Both riders were ejected from the scooter, which was dragged for about a block before a witness said the driver got out and removed it. The driver then fled the scene. …Read the rest »

 

Woman Dies After South Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash

By Brian Chase on August 3, 2018 - No comments

Woman Dies After South Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash

Joan Davis, 62, was killed after she was dragged for three blocks by a hit-and-run driver early morning on Aug. 2. According to a KTLA news report, investigators determined that Davis was initially struck while crossing South Central Avenue at East 84th Place. When police arrived at the scene, the woman was passed away and was lying in the street. Davis’s family members later identified her. They are hoping that the driver who did this comes forward. Her nephew said Davis had a life, a family, children and relatives who loved her. …Read the rest »

 

Former Bravo Star Melyssa Ford Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Freeway Hit and Run Accident

By Brian Chase on July 3, 2018 - No comments

Former Bravo Star Melyssa Ford Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Freeway Hit and Run Accident

Former Bravo star Melyssa Ford suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident in Los Angeles. According to a report on People.com, the 41-year-old hip hop music video model and reality star who starred in the Bravo show, “Blood Sweat & Heels,” was on her way to a bridal shower the afternoon of June 28 when a tractor-trailer merged into her lane on the Ventura Freeway clipping her back right tire. The impact caused her Jeep Wrangler to flip three times before landing upside down. …Read the rest »

 

California Leads Nation in Fatal Hit and Run Crashes

By Brian Chase on April 30, 2018 - No comments

California Leads Nation in Fatal Hit and Run Crashes

As Californians, we may have much to be proud of. But, a new statistic shows we also lead the nation when it comes to hit-and-run crashes. According to an AAA study, there were 2,049 deaths nationwide in 2016 as a result of hit-and-run crashes, of which 337 occurred in California, the most recent year for which that data is available. This is the highest number of hit-and-run crashes the state has ever seen, a 60 percent increase over the numbers in 2009. The statistics also show that on a per capita basis, California ranked seventh nationally for hit-and-run deaths. …Read the rest »

 

Justice Still Eludes Family of Hit-and-Run Victim

By Brian Chase on April 27, 2018 - No comments

Justice Still Eludes Family of Hit-and-Run Victim

Michael Strom, 26, was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident when he was crossing at the intersection of Slauson and Western avenues in Los Angeles the night of Oct. 22. But, according to KATU News, the man who struck and fatally injured Strom, an Oregon resident, is still at large. Now, the family is pleading for justice, and asking the driver to turn himself in. And LAPD is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest and conviction of this hit-and-run driver. …Read the rest »

 

Police Look for Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Lincoln Heights Crash

By Brian Chase on April 6, 2018 - No comments

Woman Dies After South Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash

Officials are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Bi Xu Chen in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles the night of April 1. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal car accident occurred near the intersection of North Broadway and Workman Street. Chen, 67, was going through recyclables when she was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene. Chen was transported to an area hospital where she died. …Read the rest »

 

Man Found Dead on Santa Ana Roadway is Possible Hit and Run Victim

By Brian Chase on March 23, 2018 - No comments

Bicyclist Killed in Stanton Car Accident

Santa Ana police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect after a man was found bleeding in the road early morning March 22. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the victim, who has not yet been identified, was found dead by the Orange County Fire Authority on East Goetz Street in Santa Ana. Evidence at the scene suggested that the man was struck while riding his bicycle. The death is being investigated as a possible hit and run. Anyone who saw the collision or has other information about this incident is asked to contact Santa Ana police at 714-245-8200. …Read the rest »

 

Horrific Hit and Run Accident in Rialto Leaves Vehicle Pinned Under Semi Truck

By Brian Chase on August 15, 2017 - No comments

Horrific Hit and Run Accident in Rialto Leaves Vehicle Pinned Under Semi Truck image courtesy of http://abc7.com/driver-recounts-hit-and-run-on-10-freeway-in-rialto/2297496/

California Highway Patrol officials are looking for the driver of an Infiniti that was caught on video causing a violent crash, which left a BMW wedged under a semi truck on the 10 Freeway in Colton. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred at about 3 p.m. on August 9, 2017 on the westbound 10 between the Riverside and Pepper avenues exits. Madis Tolentino, the driver of the BMW, told KTLA she was lucky to come out of it alive. …Read the rest »

 

Fatal Newport Beach Bicycle Accident Involves Suspected DUI Driver

By Brian Chase on July 17, 2017 - No comments

Road Rage Results in Fatal San Bernardino Bicycle Accident

A driver was arrested early morning on July 15, 2017 after he fled the scene of a fatal Newport Beach bicycle accident, officials said. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when a vehicle struck a pair of bicyclists on northbound Newport Boulevard near Industrial Way. One of the bicyclists, identified as 41-year-old Jose Vasquez-Perez, was killed. It is not clear how badly the other cyclist was injured.

The driver fled before officers arrived, but was located a short time later as he was seen trying to …Read the rest »

 



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