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1 dead, 1 injured in auto accident

One woman has lost her life, and a second individual is in the hospital, following a single-car crash on Interstate 15. California Highway Patrol is still gathering information about the specifics of the auto accident, which happened in the early morning of Aug. 11. So far, they have not been able to determine the cause of the crash, but charges will not be forthcoming, as the driver perished in the accident. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears the woman was driving northbound on Interstate 15 around Carroll Canyon Road at approximately 1:18 a.m. when the crash occurred. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the woman lost control of the vehicle, which left the road. The car struck both a tree and a light pole before coming to rest, with photos taken at the crash site showing the vehicle completely totalled. 

Motor vehicle accident injures bicyclist

Law enforcement authorities are still investigating a serious crash that badly hurt a cyclist on the morning of June 18. The California Highway Patrol initially believed the cyclist had been killed in the motor vehicle accident, but thankfully the individual survived. The driver involved is a minor, and so far, formal charges have not been filed. 

According to the limited information available as of this report, around 7:40 a.m. a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old reportedly struck a bicyclist about two miles north of Tahoe City. The impact left the cyclist with major injuries, and that individual was rushed to a local hospital. The cyclist's current condition is not known. 

1 dead in alleged hit-and-run

A man from Pomona is dead following a serious crash on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, according to local sources. The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of a 24-year-old man and the injury of a second person. They have also arrested the other driver involved in the crash under suspicion of a hit-and-run crash. The deceased man's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. 

According to the report, a vehicle driven by the 24-year-old man and carrying a 21-year-old female passenger was disabled in the No. 4 and 5 lanes as a result of a previous collision when the second accident occurred. It appears an SUV driven by a 30-year-old man approached at a high rate of speed in the No. 4 lane and was unable to avoid the collision. His vehicle struck the stopped car as well as the driver, who was in the process of getting out of the vehicle. 

2 Killed After Vehicle Crashes into Parked Car

Last month on July 5, 2019, a car that was fleeing from the California Highway Patrol when the driver crashed into parked vehicles in a CVS parking lot in Northridge.

Around 1:00AM, West Valley California Highway Patrol officers were searching for a white Toyota Paseo that they suspected may have been stolen. A man in his 20's yielded, but then as the officers approached, he fled the scene. The white Toyota was heading southbound on Reseda Boulevard.

Teen suffers brain injury in apparent drunk-driving accident

Five teenagers from out of state are recovering from a serious accident in Anaheim, according to local sources. California authorities responded to the two-vehicle accident that took place just before midnight on July 26, and have placed a 24-year-old man under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Two of the injured teenagers suffered a brain injury that could have long-term consequences for their health. 

According to the police report, the five Utah teens were all riding in the same vehicle when it was struck by the 24-year-old's vehicle in an intersection. It appears the older driver ran a red light, forcing both vehicles into a utility pole and causing extensive damage. An 18-year-old woman was rushed to a hospital with brain injuries and multiple fractures, while another male passenger also suffered brain bleeding. A third male passenger was placed in a medically-induced coma after serious internal bleeding and fractures. The other two teens are listed as being in stable condition, as is the driver believed responsible. 

Car accidents: 1 dead, 1 injured in California

A two-car crash has claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman and sent another person to the hospital, according to local sources. California City police are still investigating the crash, which happened on July 17. As with many fatal car accidents, this one is still under investigation, and charges have not yet been filed regarding the incident. 

According to local officials, the accident took place around 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old woman was struck by another vehicle. The woman was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter when CPR performed by paramedics failed to revive her. Postmortem examination confirmed her death was caused by multiple blunt force traumas consistent with her injuries. 

Hit-and-run claims 2 lives in California

A serious collision in the Bayview District of San Francisco claimed two lives in the early morning of June 23, according to local sources. California police have determined the accident to be a hit-and-run and are currently seeking the support of the community in bringing the driver responsible to justice. So far, they have not announced any leads on suspected individuals. 

According to the accident report, around 1:15 a.m., a 26-year-old student originally from India was working as a Lyft operator, transporting a 49-year-old passenger. Reportedly, a vehicle driven by an unknown individual sped through a red light before smashing into the victim's car. The force of the impact killed the driver, who was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger was rushed to a local hospital and was later also pronounced dead. 

Motor vehicle accident blamed on drunk driving

One person is dead and another is in custody following a single-car crash that claimed the life of a 52-year-old man. The California Highway Patrol confirmed they have arrested the driver involved in the motor vehicle accident, under suspicion of drunk driving. She was medically cleared and booked into a county jail ahead of a court date, which has not yet been announced. 

According to the report, the 52-year-old passenger was celebrating his birthday with the driver, a 36-year-old woman. Apparently, they left a restaurant around midnight on July 4 and the driver was operating her vehicle on Mount Hamilton Road when the accident occurred. She allowed her vehicle to drift off the road, crashing some 150 feet down a steep slope. CHP responded around 12:15 a.m. and were able to see the SUV's taillights, allowing them to access the crash site. 

Multivehicle Crash Kills Two and Injures 5

Last month on Wednesday, June 12th, two victims died and five other people were injured in a multivehicle collision on 71 Freeway in Chino Hills.

Around 8:15AM on the southbound side of 71 at Butterfield Ranch Road, a total of six vehicles were involved in a fatal crash. A box truck overturned on top of a car, and two women in a white Honda Accord were killed in the accident. Neither of these victims were immediately identified.

Possible drunk driver kills 2, injures 5 in California

Highway 24 was the scene of tragedy after a driver believed to have been intoxicated behind the wheel allegedly caused a wrong-way crash. The allegedly drunk driver responsible for the accident was killed in the crash, meaning California authorities will not be filing charges, but their investigation is still underway. The identities of the individuals involved in the car accident have not been released, likely pending notification of next-of-kin for the deceased parties. 

According to the limited information available in the report, a 35-year-old man and his male passenger were headed east in the westbound lanes of Highway 24 in Contra Costa County when the accident occurred. Their vehicle struck another car head-on, which was carrying a 25-year-old male driver and four other male passengers. The passenger in the wrong-way vehicle was killed in the impact. 

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