Laguna Niguel Woman Killed While Aiding Stray Dog

A Laguna Niguel woman who was killed after a traffic accident sent a car careening toward her while she was aiding a stray dog on the sidewalk is being mourned as a community leader and caring mother. Mara Steves, 48, was taking a walk with her son when she saw a dog trapped in traffic…

Driver Narrowly Escapes When Car Catches Fire on 91 Freeway

The driver of a silver Mazda Miata narrowly escaped serious harm when his car caught fire while he was driving on the westbound 91 freeway, according to a news report. Another motorist, Chuck Terry, alerted the driver, Gilbert Xiong of Lake Elsinore, that his car had caught fire.  Terry said he noticed flames coming from…

Foothill Ranch Man Dies in Two-Car Crash Where One Driver Ran Red Light

A 51-year-old Foothill Ranch man has died following a two-car collision caused by one of the drivers running a red light, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Gregg Wiles was killed when the Chrysler sedan he was driving collided with a Nissan Altima on Portola Parkway and Pauling in Lake Forest.  He was pronounced…

Fullerton High School Teacher Seriously Hurt in Motorcycle Accident

A 58-year-old Fullerton Union High School government and philosophy teacher is in critical condition after being injured when his motorcycle struck a car that had turned left in front of him. According to a news report, Jeff Rupp was riding his Harley north on Euclid Street when a sedan traveling south on Euclid made a…

Two Buena Park Teens Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Van

Two 15-year-old boys were seriously injured while walking home from school after a driver in a van ran up onto a sidewalk and struck them, running over one boy and trapping the other under the vehicle. Buena Park police said that Gilbert Armando Gonzales, 53, was driving his van south on Beach Boulevard when he…

Driver in Newport Beach 10-Car Pileup Going 90 MPH

Julie Allen, the driver who caused a 10-car pileup on the Pacific Coast Highway after her car crossed the center divider and plowed into nine other cars, was going more than 90 mph and police are investigating whether or not she was taking prescription drugs at the time of the crash. According to a news…

Baby Killed in Chain Reaction Collision Caused by Distracted Driver

A three-month-old baby was killed when she was ejected from her stroller by a chain reaction car collision caused by a distracted driver in Huntington Beach. The driver, 50-year-old Robert Anthony Casares of Huntington Beach, became distracted when his laptop slid off the passenger seat of his SUV.  When he reached down to retrieve it,…

8-Year-Old Westminster Boy Killed While Riding Bike to School

An 8-year-old Sequoia Elementary School third-grader described as “just an awesome boy” died after being struck by an SUV while he was riding his bike to school in Westminster. Andrew “A.J.” Brumback was riding westbound on Iroquois when he was hit by a Ford Freestyle SUV that was traveling southbound on Choctaw.  He was taken…