Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 8 in San Diego

On Sunday, April 6th in the city of San Diego there was an awful accident that occurred on Interstate 8 involving a Ford Explorer and multiple other vehicles. The accident left the three people in the Explorer ejected from their car. One of the victims was reported dead on the scene, and the other two left severely injured.

The accident first started around 1:40 a.m. The people inside the Ford were heading east when the driver of the vehicle lost control on the freeway near Hotel Circle. According to the California Highway Patrol, the car had flipped and caused the victims to be ejected from their seats. The three of them were found lying in the road. One individual involved in the accident sustained fatal injuries while the others were left with moderate to severe injuries. It was never confirmed or denied if the passengers in the Explorer were wearing any seat belts, but if you are in a vehicle make sure you take advantage of the safety equipment provided. They are there to save your life and you never know when things like this are going to happen.

The occupants of the Explorer were then taken to the nearest hospital. There were also three other vehicles that suffered from the accident. One of the vehicles is said to have been heavily damaged according to the California Highway Patrol. The information available on the other drivers is little to none. There are no news on their injuries or the make and models of what cars they were driving. All, that is clear, is that they were in a crash caused by this incident.

The Eastbound 8 Freeway was shut down by local authorities temperately at Taylor Street.  However, this raised all sorts of tension between commuters trying to get where they needed to go in a timely manner. There was even a fight that broke out between a motorist and a cab driver. As it’s told, the motorist tried to pass the taxi driver to get on the freeway. Apparently didn’t sit very well with the cab driver.

The important thing, to remember, is that accidents like this are prone to happen from time to time. There are however steps you can take if you do find yourself being in one of these incidents. If you or someone you know live in San Diego and were involved in a collision and are injured, make sure that you contact a accident attorney in San Diego.

Costa Mesa Four Car Accident

Costa Mesa was the sad setting for a car collision that turned into a hit and run on Tuesday October 28th. Allegedly the accident was caused by the driver of a red Toyota Corolla being under the influence while he was driving.  Six total were injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital. The incident first started when Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott tried to pull over the Corolla on Harbor Boulevard around 6:15 p.m.  Refusing to stop, the driver kept driving further down the road towards Wilson Street.

From what Greg Scott said, The Corolla kept going and sideswiped a gray Ford pickup heading south on Harbor which was the start of all of the chaos. Then the truck was forced into a head on collision into a Chevrolet Equinox. The Equinox was hit so hard it began to spin out and smashed into a Hyundai Elantra that was heading toward the northern side of Harbor, then the Chevy ended off the road and into a local Chinese kitchen. When the fire department got there they inspected the building that had been hit and deemed that the damage was not severe enough to close or condemn the building which was great news for the business owners.

A total of 6 people injured in the car accident. Four of them were taken to the Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for medical attention. The other two were sent to the UCI Medical Center in Orange. Police made a point to say that thankfully none of their injuries were a matter of life and death situation.

The driver of the Corolla did not get away free. Police arrested the driver and charged him with suspicion of felony driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run. The driver was then identified by police Tuesday night as Jose Chanico-Retana, 35, a resident of Costa Mesa. At this point, the investigation is still ongoing.

Harbor Boulevard was completely shut down in both directions by local police while the crash was cleaned up. Streets were reopened around 7:30 p.m.

It’s extremely unfortunate that accidents like this happen to innocent people like this. If you live in the Costa Mesa area, and you find yourself being a victim in a situation like this, contact a Costa Mesa Injury Attorney.



Tragic Accident In Anaheim End With Man Arrested

Late Saturday evening, Gary S. Hunt was arrested on Sunday October 19th, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Hunt had caused a wreck that involved two other cars in Anaheim California. One of the cars that were involved was a Toyota Camry. The Toyota Camry had a family of five inside of it and was smashed in the rear by Hunt’s Toyota pickup.

The accident happened right before midnight Saturday around 11:58 p.m. at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue according to Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department.

The two parents were in the front two seats, and the three brothers were all in the back. Their car was stopped at a red light in a southbound lane on North Euclid Street. As they were stopped at the light waiting for it to change, the black truck, which was driven by Hunt, had rear-ended the back of the Camry. The Camry had then been pushed into the intersection (due to the momentum of Hunt’s Toyota pickup) where they were hit by an oncoming Honda Civic that had no choice but to sideswiped the family in the Camry.

The five of them were quickly rushed to the nearest hospital which happened to be the Anaheim Regional Medical Center. When the family had arrived at the hospital, one, the children had sadly lost his life at the age of 10 years old. Later the child was identified as Rafael Ramirez. Extended family members of the victims said that the rest of the family was expected to be okay.  While the passenger the Honda Civic was treated on site of the scene and did not seek further medical attention, the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Hunt was arrested on site by Anaheim police. The reason for his arrest was the suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving his vehicle. A significant result of the entire accident. Footage  from local news outlets shows the Hunt being handcuffed and put into the back of the police officers car and appearing to have no injuries from the accident

If you or someone you know live in the Anaheim area and are involved in a car accident, make sure you contact an Anaheim personal injury attorney.