Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Injures Boy on Skateboard

A 16-year-old boy riding a skateboard has been struck and injured by a hit-and-run SUV driver in San Clemente, according to a news report. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that Hunter Bogert was skateboarding when he fell at the intersection of Ola Vista and Avenida Santa Barbara in San Clemente.  When he was attempting…

Two Killed, 9 Injured in I-5 Chain-Reaction Crash

A SUV driving south on I-5 near Gorman north of Los Angeles hit a center median and caused a chain-reaction crash that killed two people and injured nine others, according to a news report. The California Highway Patrol said that the 41-year-old female driver of the SUV hit a center divider, throwing her and an…

100-Year-Old Man Drives Into Crowd Near School, Injures 9 Children & 2 Adults

A 100-year-old man with a current driver’s license and a spotless driving record drove into a crowd of schoolchildren in South Los Angeles, injuring nine children and two adults, according to a news report. Police said that Preston Carter, who turned 101 on Sept. 5, was backing out of a grocery store parking lot but…

Street Sweeper Driver Injured in 3-Vehicle Accident

The driver of a street sweeper was injured after being involved in a three-vehicle accident on the southbound 241, according to a news report. The California Highway Patrol reported that a street sweeper owned by Viejo Sweeping Service of Mission Viejo was involved in a three-vehicle crash with a pickup truck and a Chevrolet Suburban…

Trabuco Canyon Rollover Accident Injures Four

A Santa Ana man is suspected of DUI in a single vehicle crash that injured him and three passengers, according to a news report. The California Highway Patrol arrested Alexis Perez Salmoran, 22, on suspicion of felony DUI and felony injury to three passengers following the crash on Trabuco Creek Road just east of Trabuco…

Woman Killed in Garden Grove Pedestrian Accident

An 81-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle and killed in a Garden Grove pedestrian accident, according to a news report. Garden Grove police responded to a report of a pedestrian accident at Lampson Avenue and Strathmore Drive.  The victim, Thu Nguyen of Garden Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators believe she was…

Three Injured in Corona Hit-and-Run Accident

Three women were injured in a Corona hit-and-run accident where one driver was suspected of DUI and texting while driving, according to a news report. The California Highway Patrol reported that Teresa Lynn Hyde, 27, of Newport Beach was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony hit-and-run after she allegedly side-swiped another vehicle while…

Sleepy Drivers Found to be as Dangerous as Drunken Drivers

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that drivers who were either drunk or sleepy were at least twice as likely to cause a car accident compared with sober, well-rested drivers. The study was conducted in France and looked at 679 drivers admitted to a hospital in southwest France because of…