On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at about 2:20 a.m., Costa Mesa police officers were dispatched to West 19th Street and Harbor Boulevard regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run collision.
Charlene Hanson, 71, was hit by a vehicle tonight, June 17, as she crossed the street away from her church, and was in critical condition at a hospital, according to the O.C. Register.
Hanson was leaving St. Joseph Church, on foot, crossing Civic Center Drive, heading due north, away from the church, when she was struck by a Toyota Tacoma at about 6:19 p.m. Continue reading
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2017
Contact: Becky Iannotta, MADD 202.600.2032; firstname.lastname@example.org
Drunk Driving is Still the Biggest Killer on Our Roads
Drug Impaired Driving a growing problem, but still much to learn
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2017) — In response to recent reports regarding an increase in drug impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind the public that drunk driving is still the biggest cause of traffic deaths and injuries in the nation.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released an update last week to its 2015 drug impaired driving report. As a result, some media coverage has suggested that drugged driving has overtaken drunk driving in terms of traffic fatalities. Continue reading
Police were investigating how an unidentified man became injured, after he was found on a Santa Ana street at around 9:30 p.m. on Friday night at 15th and Bush streets, according to the O.C. Register.
SAPD police officers responded to the scene after receiving a phone call about a possible hit-and-run traffic incident involving a pedestrian, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE/ FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION
On March 25, 2017 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue, next to Mile Square Park, regarding a traffic collision involving a Lexus SUV and a motorcyclist.
Officers arrived and found a male motorcyclist with traumatic injuries. Paramedics were summoned to the scene. The paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist, identified as 20 year old Armando Vega Andrade from Santa Ana, deceased at the scene. Continue reading
Regalado, Jr. was riding a Harley Davidson east on the 22 near Bristol Street, according to the CHP. As traffic ahead was slowing to a stop, Regalado, Jr. tried to change lanes but then lost control of his motorcycle and it struck the roadway. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Subject: Luis Eduardo Distancia (45), Male, Hispanic, 5-10, 160 lbs., Brown, Brown, Warrant – $50,000.00
Suspect Vehicle: White, 2006, Ford, Econoline van, (IN CUSTODY)
UPDATE – New Photo of the Suspect Released:
Herbert Granados Calderon, a 26-year-old man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing an alcohol-fueled, three-vehicle crash that killed an 18-year-old man and injured five others in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
Calderon will be sentenced on March 24. He will likely receive 15 years to life in prison. Calderon pleaded guilty to second- degree murder for the Oct. 25, 2014 car crash that killed Roberto Rubio, according to the OCDA. Continue reading
Melissa Guadalupe Hernandez, a 9-year old girl who attended Jim Thorpe Fundamental School, died after two cars crashed into each other on Sunday night at around 11:30 p.m., in front of the South Coast Global Medical Center at 2701 South Bristol Street, according to the O.C. Register.
Hernandez was riding in a Honda Civic, with her father, when their car was broadsided by a Toyota Camry, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Deceased: Kassim Mohamed Kassim (65) Costa Mesa
On 01/05/17 at 0531 hours, officers were dispatched Code 3 to the area of Warner Avenue and Susan Street for a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. The pedestrian was reported to still be down in the street. Officers arrived and the found the pedestrian lying in the westbound #3 lane of Warner between the two Susan Street offset prolongations.
The Orange County Fire Authority responded and the pedestrian was transported to a local trauma center in grave condition. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries a short time later at the hospital. Physical evidence and eyewitness accounts of the event indicate that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Warner Avenue in a northbound direction from the south curb when he was struck by a white Dodge Ram pickup truck that was traveling westbound on Warner. Continue reading
An unidentified woman was burned at the Lola Gaspar restaurant located at 211 West 2nd St. in DTSA shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve after a bartender lit liquor on fire, according to the O.C. Register.
Authorities said a bartender poured alcohol onto the bar at Lola Gaspar and lit it on fire, according to ABC News. Somehow the woman’s hair and face caught fire, just after midnight, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
An unidentified pedestrian in his 50s is in critical condition at a local hospital after he was hit by two cars Friday evening, one of which fled, at Euclid Street and Hazard Ave., in Santa Ana, last night at around 9:50 p.m., according to the O.C. Register.
The victim was hit by a silver car that kept on going and while he was on the ground he was run over by a Honda, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
We don’t get snow days here in Santa Ana but the students at Pio Pico Elementary got to skip school today after a car crashed into a power pole early this morning, forcing the school to close for the day, according to the O.C. Register.
Imagine crashing into a police vehicle? That happened to two people in Santa Ana last night at about 10:10 p.m. as the car they were riding in collided with a California Highway Patrol vehicle at Fourth Street and Cabrillo Park Drive, according to the O.C. Register.