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Pedestrian Killed By Swerving Truck in Riverside

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 »

One Killed in Lake Elsinore Head-on Car Accident

19-year-old Ronald Cole died in a serious multiple vehicle wreck that occurred on February 22, 2012, around 9 p.m. on Highway 74 (SR-74) east of Lake Elsinore. According to the authorities, Cole and his passengers were headed west in a 2004 Honda Civic on Highway 74 in the unincorporated Meadowbrook area when Cole, for unknown reasons, crossed into oncoming traffic.

The driver of another 2004 Civic tried to steer out of the way but the two cars collided head on. The other Civic, driven by 23-year-old Cody Testi, of Riverside, spun across the westbound lanes and came to rest on the shoulder. A Chrysler 300 that was behind Testi’s Civic and the Pathfinder struck debris from the initial crash. Read the rest »

Texas Football Coach’s Wife May Face Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Car Accident

Suzanne Tuberville, wife of the Texas Tech University head coach Tommy Tuberville, is under investigation for a car wreck in Lubbock back in November 2011. Suzanne allegedly ran a red light at 57th and Slide and crashed into a car carrying 73-year-old Nelda Purdy and her husband 87-year-old Ira Purdy. After spending the last 4 months in intensive care, Ira Purdy died this past Friday.

At the time of the accident, Nelda and Ira sustained critical injuries. According to the Purdy’s family attorney, the man never recovered from the significant head injury, broken leg, and broken ribs, which resulted in his death last Friday. Sources say that he was in good condition and very active before the accident. However, with such significant injuries, it is hard to fully recover at that age. Read the rest »

Riverside County Rollover Car Wreck Kills Motorist

24-year-old Thomas Hancock was killed in a tragic Riverside County solo-vehicle crash that occurred on January 14, 2012, around 5 a.m. near Lakeview Avenue along the Ramona Expressway. According to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office, the SUV that Hancock was driving went out of control and overturned.

The impact of the collision partially ejected Hancock and he sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

If it is found that there was loss of control due to vehicular malfunction, then the auto maker may be held liable for this accident. Meanwhile, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside County rollover car crash lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. 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 »

Pregnant Woman Struck by Taxi in San Ysidro, Lost Unborn Baby

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 »

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 »

Fatal Chula Vista I-805 Car Crash Kills Female Motorist

A 25-year-old San Diego based woman, Wendy Hamabata, was killed in a tragic car crash that occurred on December 28, 2011, around 4:35 p.m. while she was northbound on Interstate 805 (I-805) in Chula Vista. According to the California Highway Patrol, Hamabata was driving at about 65-70 mph in her recently purchased black 1955 Chevrolet pickup, when she lost control of the truck, just north of East H Street. It swerved to the left and struck a median wall before overturning.

The impact of the collision threw her out of her truck. Hamabata suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The California Highway Police is investigating the cause of the crash. CHP officer Art Atkins stated that the truck, which was manufactured without seatbelts, would be examined for any mechanical problem. Read the rest »

Skateboarder Killed in Lake Elsinore Hit-And-Run Crash

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 »

Fatal Yucca Valley SUV Accident Kills Woman

52-year-old Linda Dingman was killed in a tragic car accident that occurred on December 21, 2011, around 6:38 p.m. along Hwy. 247 near Encelia Drive. According to sheriff’s officials, Dingman was hit by a Chevy Yukon driven by 33-year-old Carla McChristian. The victim was wearing dark clothing, which may have been a factor in the crash.

Dingman suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the present information, it appears that a possible negligent driving and irresponsible actions of the motorist led to this serious car wreck that claimed one life. Read the rest »

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