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Elderly Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Ventura County Car Crash

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 »

Teen Struck by Trolley in La Mesa

A 17-year-old boy was severely injured in a serious pedestrian accident that occurred on February 21, 2012, around 11 a.m. at an East San Diego County intersection. According to Sonny Saghera, a spokesman for Heartland Fire & Rescue Department, the teen was trying to cross the tracks when an eastbound train hit him at La Mesa Boulevard and Spring Street.

Emergency crews had to pull the boy out from underneath the trolley. Medics responding to this serious train accident took him to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of critical injuries. If it hadn’t been for the conductor’s quick response, the boy could have lost his life. Read the rest »

San Diego Car Crash Injures Child

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 »

Teen Passenger Critically Injured in Lakeside Rollover Crash

Two teenagers were injured Sunday evening at around 11:30pm after a high-speed crash in east San Diego County. The car accident occurred on Route 67 (SR-67) near Woodside Avenue.

There were five teens in the car. The driver of the vehicle was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he lost control of the car, skidded down the right shoulder and flipped upside down. One victim was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and a second with moderate injuries. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Hits 5 Cars in San Diego DUI Accident

A woman faces DUI charges after crashing her car into at least 5 vehicles on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley early Monday morning.

The drunk driver allegedly hit the first car on eastbound I-8 near Sunset Cliffs, but fled the scene. She crashed into a second vehicle while exiting onto Taylor Street. However, the driver tailed her and phoned the police. The woman was eventually stopped after a head-on collision. Luckily, a passerby stepped in before she could drive away from the accident again. Read the rest »

San Diego Two-Car Crash Injures Child

A 4-year-old girl suffered a bruise on her head in a San Diego County two-car crash that took place on January 15, 2012, around 11 a.m. on Camino Del Rio North near Fashion Valley Mall. According to San Diego police Officer Jane Jacobsen, both the vehicles involved in this serious wreck sustained heavy front-end damage and airbags in both were deployed.

The young girl was immediately transported to Rady Children’s Hospital as a precaution. From the present facts, it is unclear as to how this traffic collision occurred. Did one of the motorists ignore a red signal? Was one of the drivers distracted or speeding? Read the rest »

Pedestrian Struck By Postal Van in San Diego

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 »

Marine Killed in Pauma Valley Motorcycle Crash

A 32-year-old active-duty Marine from Escondido was killed in a solo-vehicle crash that occurred on January 8, 2012, around 2 p.m. on State Route 76 (SR-76) on a rural road near Palomar Mountain. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt, the biker was riding a 2007 Ducati motorcycle east of Red Gate Road.

The marine lost control of his bike on a curving stretch and hit the metal guard rail after his motorcycle slid out from under him. He sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Read the rest »

Linda Vista Rollover Car Wreck Kills La Jolla Man

A 63-year-old La Jolla man was killed in a serious rollover car accident that occurred on January 2, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. near Osler Street in Linda Vista. According to San Diego police, the Toyota Prius crashed into a tree and rolled over a few times on Genessee Avenue. Medical Examiner’s Office officials found motorist’s body partly outside the vehicle. Officers were unsure if the victim was wearing a seatbelt.

The car driver was immediately transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital to receive medical treatment where he was pronounced dead around 8:14 p.m. Read the rest »

Man Hit in San Diego Suspected DUI Car Accident

One man suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on December 26, 2011, around 1:45 a.m. on I-5 just north of state Route 905 (SR-905). According to California Highway Patrol officer Jesse Udovich, the victim had a flat tire and was waiting for assistance when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

The drunk driver Raul Hernandez was traveling northbound when his vehicle struck a Chevrolet Malibu parked on the right shoulder. The collision made the Malibu overturn several times. The victim had to crawl out of the wreck and suffered a cut on his head. Read the rest »

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