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Victim of fatal trolley accident identified

SAN DIEGO, CA – The victim of the fatal car versus trolley accident that happened in the Valencia Park-area on Monday night has been identified, according to Patch.com.

21-year-old Alex Garza was killed when he drove past the crossing arms and in front of an oncoming trolley near 60th Street and Imperial Avenue at about 11:45 p.m.

The light-rail tram trolley spun the vehicle around on impact and pushed it about 100 feet down the track before pinning it against a utility pole.

Garza was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was likely distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, when the crash occurred.

Garza was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was likely distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, when the crash occurredDisclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

78-year-old woman rescued from La Mesa trolley crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 78-year-old woman was injured in an accident involving an SUV and a trolley in La Mesa yesterday afternoon. According to CBS 8 News, the woman was driving her SUV when the vehicle collided with a trolley at the intersection of University Avenue and Spring Street. At this time, it’s unclear how the accident occurred.

Heartland Fire and Rescue crews had to extract the woman from the wreckage with the jaws of life. Medics transported the victim to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to her right side and back. No passengers from inside the trolley were injured in the accident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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