A California roadwork flagger sustained major injuries and a driver was also injured in a suspected DUI crash in cone zone Monday night, July 8, 2019, in Chilcoot, CA. According to the California Highway Patrol, a few minutes before 8 pm, Eugene Hill Of Palmdale, CA, was headed west on Highway 70 in a Toyota Tundra, approaching a roadwork area. A flagger was then holding a stop sign at the time and the driver of a Nissan Rogue was stopping at that sign. According to CHP, Hill struck the Nissan at high-speed, and the Nissan hit the flagger, who was then thrown into the air, landing in a ditch. He sustained major injuries from the accident. The Nissan also landed in a ditch. Its driver was reportedly sustained moderate to serious injuries. The Toyota also overturned. Its driver, Hill, was arrested under the suspicion of felony DUI and was booked into the Plumas County jail. Hill only sustained minor injuries.
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A woman was struck and killed in a severe pedestrian wreck that occurred on February 24, 2012, around 12:29p.m. on Arlington Avenue, west of Fairhaven Drive in the far western end of the city. According to Lt. Eric Charrette, a black pickup crossed the double-yellow line, causing the driver of another truck to veer off the road to avoid the collision. Unfortunately, the driver instead ran into a female pedestrian walking east along the south edge of the street.
Paramedics responding to this serious car wreck treated the victim at the scene and later transported her to Riverside Community Hospital, where she died of her injuries. Read the rest »
81-year-old Barbara Fritschel was struck and injured in a serious pedestrian wreck that occurred on February 21, 2012, around 8:30 a.m. on a Thousand Oaks sidewalk. According to the authorities, Fritschel and 79-year-old Martha Bielke were walking on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of Calle de Oro. Both of them stumbled and fell while trying to move out of the path of a motorist backing out of a driveway.
The driver, 63-year-old Marsha Mann, did not see the pair and continued backing up. He drove over Fritschel. Immediately afterward, Mann stopped at the accident to call for help. Fritschel was treated at the scene and was later transported to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. She is in stable condition but remained in intensive care. Bielke suffered minor injuries and was treated at the accident scene. Read the rest »
A boy was struck in a severe car crash that occurred in February 20, 2012, around 5 p.m. in Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma. According to the police, the child was struck and injured at the intersection of Cordova Street and Ladera Street.
The young boy suffered a broken leg in this serious car accident. Medics responding to this severe pedestrian crash immediately transported the injured boy to Rady Children’s Hospital for medical treatment. Read the rest »
A 58-year-old pedestrian was struck and injured by a westbound postal truck on January 9, 2012, around 3:45 p.m. on Gramercy Drive at Sandrock Road in Serra Mesa. According to San Diego police, the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by the postal vehicle.
The victim suffered a broken leg, bleeding in the brain, and severe shoulder injury in this serious pedestrian accident. The victim was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Read the rest »
A 62-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 4, 2012, around 6:15 p.m. at Heacock Street and Kernwood Drive. According to Riverside County sheriff’s officials, the victim was crossing a street in Moreno Valley when she was struck by a northbound dark-colored mid-1990s Honda two-door car with a black hood.
The victim suffered severe head injuries and broken bones and was immediately transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley for medical treatment. From the present information, it is evident that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this serious car accident. Read the rest »
A 28-year-old pregnant woman was struck by a taxi at 4800 Camino De La Plaza on January 3, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. in San Ysidro. According to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros, woman was crossing the street (not in a crosswalk) when a westbound taxi hit the in the roadway.
The woman was seven months pregnant and lost her unborn child in this tragic pedestrian crash. The pedestrian also suffered severe head trauma and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Traffic Division is investigating the incident. If the motorist is determined to have been at fault in this case, then he could be held responsible for this car accident that killed an unborn child and injured a pedestrian. Read the rest »
Gloria Serrano was seriously injured in hit-and-run auto accident that occurred on January 5, 2012, around 5:40 p.m. at Elmhurt Street. According to the police, Serrano was attempting to cross Otay Lakes Road when she was hit by a northbound sedan.
Paramedics responding to this pedestrian accident immediately transported Serrano to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for the injury in her right arm. The driver of the sedan fled from the scene of accident before police arrived. Read the rest »
A 19-year-old skateboarder was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on December 31, 2011, around 6:48 p.m. on Lakeshore Drive at Avenue 6 in Lake Elsinore. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the skateboarder was struck from behind by a vehicle described as a light-colored, lowered Honda.
The victim sustained serious head injuries and was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center for medical treatment, where he was later pronounced dead. From the present information, it appears that the negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this fatal accident. According to witnesses, the car’s hood and windshield were possibly damaged as the result of this hit-and-run collision. Read the rest »
A 35-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident that occurred on December 8, 2011, in Serra Mesa. According to San Diego Police Sgt. Art Doherty, both father and daughter were crossing Ruffin Road when they were hit by a red pickup. The two were walking in a dark section of the street to the mother’s house when they were hit.
Medics immediately transported the father to Mercy Hospital to receive treatment for multiple broken bones in his left leg and a brain bleed. The young girl also suffered a broken jaw and was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for medical treatment. From the present information, it is unclear what caused this major truck accident that left two people severely injured. The man driving the truck said he did not see the pedestrians. If there was proper street light, the possibility of avoiding the hit could have reduced. Read the rest »