Irvine Fifth Grader Pinned Under SUV on Way to School

A fifth grader riding his bicycle to Orchard Hills School in Irvine was hit and trapped under an SUV and was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana in critical condition, according to a news report. Firefighters used rescue airbags to lift the vehicle and free the child, who was reportedly wearing a bike helmet at…

Bicyclist, 80, Killed in Garden Grove Truck Accident

An 80-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a pick-up truck while riding his bicycle out of a Garden Grove shopping center, according to a news report. The bicyclist, who was not identified, was struck by a Ford F250 truck that was making a right turn out of a Garden Grove shopping center…

Driver in Wrong-Way Fatality Crash in Anaheim Suspected of DUI

The 21-year-old driver of a 1996 Mercedes who drove the wrong way on eastbound 91 and smashed head-on into a Scion, killing the two occupants, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to the California Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Anthony Louis Fragoso of South Gate collided head-on with a 2005 Toyota Scion while driving the…

La Palma Votes to Install Stoplight at Crossing Where Teen Was Killed

Last November, Kennedy High School student Sydney Ramirez was struck by a car and killed in a marked crosswalk.  Now, the La Palma City Council has voted to install a traffic light at the crossing along with two small signs that designate the stoplight as “Sydney’s Light”. The crosswalk at the intersection of Crescent Avenue…

Bicyclist Critically Injured as Result of Two-Car Crash

A bicyclist was critically injured when he was knocked off a bike trail by two cars that had crashed above the trail and rolled down the embankment, according to a news report. Richard Lauwers, 44, was riding his bike on a trail along the Pacific Coast Highway near Seapoint Avenue in Huntington Beach when he…

Three Dodge Vehicle Models Recalled for Safety Issues

Chrysler is recalling 144,000 Dodge Journey, Ram 1500, Ram 4500 and Ram 5500 vehicles due to three separate safety issues, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately 65,180 Dodge Journeys from model year 2009 are being recalled due to faulty wiring that may prevent side airbags from deploying.  The recall will begin in…

Horrific 10-Car Pileup in Orange County Claims 3 Lives

A stunningly tragic 10-car pileup on the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach has claimed three lives, including that of the driver whose vehicle was the first involved in the crash, former Stanford track star Julie Allen, 27. According to news reports, the accident occurred at Riverside Avenue and West Coast Highway when Allen’s Ford…

Irvine Police Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident

An Irvine police officer who was off-duty was injured when the 2008 BMW police motorcycle he was driving collided with a 2005 Mercedes in Huntington Beach. According to police reports, the unidentified officer’s motorcycle was traveling west on Adams Avenue when it struck the Mercedes, which was travelling north on Brookhurst at Adams.  The two…