Articles Posted in Car Accidents

Friday evening, an apparent street race led to a violent crash that killed four people. The Moreno Valley car accident allegedly occurred when three vehicles were racing and one of the vehicles, a white car, lost control and hit a dirt median.

CBS News reported that the white car ultimately hit the concrete median and guardrail, causing the car to flip. Firefighters at the scene attempted to get the trapped passengers out of the overturned car, but the four passengers died at the scene. Another person at the scene was taken to the hospital with injuries.  Continue Reading

On Wednesday evening, a car accident in Lake Balboa, a suburb of Los Angeles, resulted in injuries to nine people. The crash occurred at the intersection of Hayvenhurst Avenue and Victory Boulevard around 8 p.m.

According to KTLA News, a car collided with an SUV attempting to make a left-hand turn, which caused the SUV to roll. After the cars collided, they struck a Los Angeles Police car that was waiting at the red light. Pictures of the crash showed the cars involved were completely mangled. Officers say it is miraculous all 9 people survived. Continue Reading

Around noon on August 3rd, two drivers died, and a bicyclist was injured in a Malibu car accident. According to ABC 7 News, the car accident occurred between a grey Mercury minivan and a red Dodge Ram pickup truck. The minivan was driving west on the Pacific Coast Highway when it crashed through the median and hit the red pickup truck traveling eastbound. Witnesses said the scene looked like an explosion as the two cars collided head-on.

The Los Angeles County Fire department responded to the car accident scene and pronounced both male drivers dead at the scene. A nearby bicyclist, who was apparently hit by a wheel that came off the pick-up truck, was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.  Continue Reading

A Los Angeles car accident caused injuries to Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt. Hunt famously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1983 for playing a male character, Billy Kwan, in “The Year of Living Dangerously.” According to CBS Los Angeles, the car accident occurred while the actress was driving in Hollywood.

The news reported that the 73-year-old actress, more recently a star in “NCIS: Los Angeles,” was driving in a black BMW SUV and making a left-hand turn. The black BMW SUV collided with a car and another SUV in the intersection.

Hunt was immediately taken to the hospital, though the severity of her injuries was not yet known. The other drivers in the incident also suffered minor injuries. Officers are still investigating the exact circumstances of the collision to determine who caused the crash.   Continue Reading

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2018, a driver slammed into another car causing a serious Los Angeles rollover car accident. According to news reports, the driver that caused the rollover crash was speeding in the Northridge area in an attempt to flee a previous crash that he caused just up the road on the same street. In his attempt to flee the first crash, he ran a red light and crashed into another car, causing the car to roll.

The car involved in the rollover contained six passengers. All of those in the vehicle were hurt, including a 7-year-old child, and were rushed to the hospital. The condition of these Los Angeles car accident victims was not immediately known.  Continue Reading

A Tesla sedan collided with a Laguna Beach police car parked on Laguna Canyon road. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident. The Laguna Beach Patch reported that the car accident occurred when the Tesla on autopilot suddenly veered out of its lane and into the police car.

According to The Patch, this is not the first Tesla accident in that area. Last year, at the same location, anther autopilot Tesla crashed, “with almost identical circumstances…the difference was that the male driver ran into a semi-truck.” It is still not clear what caused the car to swerve in the present case, but certainly interesting that it occurred in the same spot as a previous crash.  Continue Reading

According to ABC 7 News, locals have come to dub Inland Empire’s Ramona Expressway, “Blood Alley.” Driving along the expressway over 40 roadside memorials can be seen, tributes to those killed in car accidents along the corridor. Last week alone, there were three deadly head-on collisions. The Ramona Expressway is a central thoroughfare for people commuting back and forth to work, causing heavy traffic.

The expressway is dangerous because of heavy traffic, especially where the roadway narrows to just two lanes, one in each direction. Residents state that “You’ve got people passing you on the shoulder, people passing head-on on the one-lane bridge,” adding to the danger in this area. Continue Reading

ABC 7 News reports that Christopher Morales and Desmond Franklin were killed when the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee ran a red light and slammed into their car. The two friends were out for an early birthday celebration for Morales who would have turned 26 a few days later.

Morales and Franklin were both passengers in a car driven by Morales’ girlfriend, who was injured in the Riverside car accident. The friends were driving in Riverside near the 60 Freeway, when the Jeep driver ran the red light causing the fatal accident. The Jeep driver got out of his car and fled the scene.

However, a few hours later police arrested Eric Figueroa-Reyes while he was at the hospital seeking medical attention for a broken knee-cap he sustained in the crash. While Riverside police are still investigating what exactly caused Reyes to run the red light, he will likely face criminal charges for hit and run.   Continue Reading

On the evening of June 11, 2018, a multi-car collision on the 5 Freeway in Arleta caused the deaths of a 30-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, who died at the scene. Also injured in the multi-car Arleta accident were 2 other people, including an 85-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman.

According to ABC 7 News, the two injury victims were transported to the hospital. The 85-year-old woman was in fair condition, but the 21-year-old woman was in critical condition. The crash shutdown all southbound lanes of the freeway for nearly seven hours.

Officials believe that the crash occurred when one of the vehicles stalled in the middle lane of the southbound 5 freeway. Another vehicle following behind struck the car traveling at freeway speeds, causing other vehicles to be involved.

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Earlier this month the driver of a motorhome was arrested after he crashed into a home in a Moreno Valley accident. The motorhome accident in Moreno Valley occurred just before 11:00 p.m. and according to ABC 7 News the driver was allegedly intoxicated.  The owner of the Moreno Valley home and his wife were home, and awake, but were in the back room when the crash occurred. They stated they heard what sounded like a loud explosion in their living room. Witnesses stated that the motorhome driver came from a hill and never attempted to hit the brakes.

The homeowners, though completely shocked, were luckily unharmed. However, five passengers in the motorhome were injured, and one passenger suffered serious injuries. All were rushed to the hospital for their injuries.  Continue Reading

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