Articles Posted in Car Accidents

A series of accidents occurred in Anaheim, when a suspect attempted to flee police after stealing a car.  According to CBS Los Angeles, a 2015 Honda was reported stolen early that day, and was spotted shortly after by a police officer. When the officer tried to pull the driver over, the suspect sped off attempting to evade the officer.

The suspect then led the officer on a four minute high-speed chase through Anaheim that ended with a collision. The car hit by the suspect contained a woman and two children, and all three were transported to the hospital for their injuries. The chase also caused an additional three crashes, sending a fourth person to the hospital with injuries.   Continue Reading

A street race on Mead Valley roads led to a tragic crash injuring a father and killing his two young sons. The wrongful death car accident occurred when two vehicles were racing side-by-side and one of the racing vehicles hit the family’s car.  According to ABC News, the father and his sons were driving westbound around 5:40 p.m. The racing cars, a Honda and Nissan Ultima, were traveling east bound. As they reached the top of a hill, the driver of the Honda allegedly saw the family, “but apparently didn’t have time to react and slammed into the vehicle head-on.” The father and his sons were rushed to the hospital, but the two boys, ages 6 and 8, passed away.

The driver of the Honda was also taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. However, the Nissan Ultima, the other racing vehicle, fled the scene. Police are still looking for information about this car and driver. The driver of the Honda will now likely face criminal charges for street racing as well as charges for vehicular manslaughter.  Continue Reading

In the United States, over 3 million people are injured or disabled in car accidents every year. These injuries can range from minor to very severe injuries. No matter the severity of the injury, the healing process after an accident can be painful and expensive. If you have been injured in a car accident because of the actions of another, you may be able to make a personal injury claim to help get financial compensation for your injuries. These are five common car accident injuries for which you may be able to make a personal injury claim:  Continue Reading

A street race on Mead Valley roads led to a tragic crash injuring a father and killing his two young sons. The wrongful death car accident occurred when two vehicles were racing side-by-side and one of the racing vehicles hit the family’s car.

According to ABC News, the father and his sons were driving westbound around 5:40 p.m. The racing cars, a Honda and Nissan Ultima, were traveling east bound. As they reached the top of a hill, the driver of the Honda allegedly saw the family, “but apparently didn’t have time to react and slammed into the vehicle head-on.” The father and his sons were rushed to the hospital, but the two boys, ages 6 and 8, passed away.  Continue Reading

A car accident at 108th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, across from the fire station, has resulted in the deaths of two people, and serious injuries of another. Around 9:25 a.m., on May 10, 2018, a fire fighter working at the station heard the crash and rushed to help. Both cars ignited, engulfing the vehicles in flames.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that “the firefighter and passersby pulled two people from one of the cars,” but both died at the scene. The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries.  The accident is under investigation, but reports from the scene suggest that high speeds may have contributed to the accident—the cars ended up 200 feet away from each other after the initial impact.  Continue Reading

A 24-year-old Costa Mesa woman, Kimberly Martin, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, after causing a crash involving two other vehicles. According to ABC 7 News, the crash occurred just before 12:30 a.m.

Witnesses say Martin ran a red light and collided with a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Tustin resident, Enrique Marquez. Marquez’s vehicle was sent careening into a third vehicle. Tragically, Marquez died at the scene. The driver of the third vehicle was sent to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Though the details of the crash are still under investigation, it is believed that Ms. Martin was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Continue Reading

ABC 7 News reported that an 18-year-old girl is dead and a 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after the driver of the car they were riding in lost control while on their way to the Coachella music festival.

According to the report, the wrongful death car accident occurred early in the morning, just after 4 a.m. The three were travelling from San Diego to the concert in a 2009 BMW 328i and were on the freeway in Banning when the accident happened. It appears the young driver, a 21-year-old male, “drifted onto the dirt shoulder at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control as he tried to steer the sedan back into lanes, then went over the embankment and struck two trees.”  Continue Reading

According to the Daily Breeze, many mobile traffic map apps are causing problems on small Los Angeles residential streets. The apps such as Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps attempt to help drivers take the fastest route to their destination and avoid detected traffic. The problem is that some of the traffic is diverted to small side streets or residential streets that are not designed for heavy traffic, and too much traffic on these small streets can lead to dangerous conditions.

A new motion before the Los Angeles city council proposes that the city get involved with these app makers to attempt to reduce the problems these apps cause. As one councilman put it, “Mobile app makers are sacrificing the quality of life in our neighborhoods, just so drivers can save a few seconds or minutes with an alternate route, we have an obligation to see what can be done to protect our neighborhoods and prevent these apps from continuing to divert drivers from major avenues onto small residential streets that aren’t designed to accommodate high-volume traffic.”  Continue Reading

A Hawthorne driver, Jose Padilla, and his passenger, were killed in a Gardena car accident on Wednesday evening. CBS Los Angeles reported that Mr. Padilla was driving a Chevrolet Corvette when it jumped the curb, hit a power pole, and struck a Gardena building.

Immediately after the crash the Corvette caught fire leaving the car completely mangled. Mr. Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after being ejected from the car. A witness of the accident stated that he and others attempted to save the two men, but the fire caused explosions forcing those trying to help away from the car. It appears both men died on impact, not from the fire.  Continue Reading

A California wrongful death accident that occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California resulted in the death of three people and the arrest of a San Clemente woman, Bani Duarte, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash.

ABC 7 News reported that the crash occurred just after 1 a.m. when the driver of a white Hyundai drove into the back of a red Toyota that was stopped at a red light. According to the current investigation, the red Toyota was at a complete stop, and there is no evidence that the white Hyundai even attempted to stop.  Continue Reading

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