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LOCAL
March 26, 2009
Authorities are investigating an accident that recently killed a Huntington Beach man in Thousand Oaks. Christopher Smith, 45, was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria southbound on the SR-34 transition road to the northbound 101 Freeway about 10:58 p.m. March 17 when he drove off the transition road and onto the 101 at a perpendicular angle, the Ventura County California Highway Patrol said. The rear of the vehicle hit the asphalt shoulder, but the Crown Victoria continued from north to south along the freeway.
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NEWS
By Mona Shadia | July 25, 2012
The Huntington Beach Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into last week's accidental shooting of a SWAT officer by another member of the department, authorities said. The 20-year veteran officer, who was shot in the leg when another officer's gun was accidentally discharged, underwent an emergency surgery at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and is expected to make a full recovery, Capt. Russ Reinhart said last week. Doctors have recovered the bullet from his leg. The accident happened at about 10 p.m. July 18 while the SWAT team officers were cleaning their firearms at the station after a day of training, Reinhart said.
NEWS
February 15, 2001
It's always tragic to hear about the death of a child. It's even more devastating when you hear that that death could have been prevented.In January, 12-year-old Shane Rooney died after being hit while standing with his scooter and talking to a friend on Trident Lane. He suffered critical head injuries and was in a coma for 10 days. Joy L. Kennelly was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Shane's alleged drunk driving accident was the second one he was involved in. About a month earlier, he survived an accident on the way to a weekend competition in Laughlin, Nev. Barrett Brown, a 35-year-old Pee Wee coach for Huntington Beach's Pop Warner football chapter, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after his Isuzu Rodeo overturned on a highway.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl and Daniel Tedford | November 20, 2007
An autopsy report on a Huntington Beach woman killed in an Oct. 7 crash on Adams Avenue in Costa Mesa showed she was drunk and had traces of marijuana in her blood, authorities said Tuesday. Sarah Noel Harris’ blood-alcohol level was .14, above the legal limit of .08, according to the Orange County Coroner’s toxicology test. Harris lost control of her car, a late-model Audi, while swerving in and out of traffic, police said. The woman’s boyfriend told investigators that he and Harris had been drinking that morning at Billy’s at the Beach in Newport Beach, investigators said.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Surf City teen airlifted after accident A motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby trauma center on Friday after rear-ending a car in Southeast Huntington Beach. Surf City resident Matthew Young, 19, was riding his motorcycle southbound on Magnolia Street when he collided with a black Honda Accord just south of Atlanta Avenue at 3:57 p.m. Young, who was rushed to the UCI Medical Center, had head trauma and abrasions to his elbows and knees. Doha Sleiman, 63, who was driving the Honda, was not injured, but his car suffered major damage, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bill Peterson said.
NEWS
December 23, 1999
Angelique Flores FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- A 5-month-old baby became the third victim of a fatal accident that killed two earlier this week, authorities said. The baby's mother and the driver of the car they were riding in were killed in the two-car accident, which occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Newhope Street and Warner Avenue. The baby was thrown from the car during the collision and died of his injuries shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.
NEWS
June 12, 2003
Jenny Marder Kenneth Sean Anderson's philosophy was that if you can get involved in sports, you'll never have to turn to drugs. It was something he believed in deeply, but at times they were only words, and easier said than done. Anderson's family gathered Tuesday in a private family ceremony to mourn the loss of their son and brother, who was shot and killed by a Huntington Beach police officer on June 1 after allegedly threatening to run over several police officers with his car. "This has just been a real extreme shock to the whole family, and everybody's trying to make some [sense]
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 15, 2009
Ocean View High School sophomore Erik Arrincon fractured his neck in a basketball tournament in San Diego Sunday. The 15-year-old underwent one surgery Sunday and another Wednesday and doctors now think he will make a full recovery, said Susan Munro, Erik’s mother. “Erik is a miracle,” Munro said. “The doctor’s said 99 % of people [with the same injury] would not walk again.” Immediately after the accident, Erik was taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center where he has been in Intensive Care.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | April 25, 2011
Huntington Beach police are investigating an accident involving an officer who collided with another vehicle while driving a city-owned car in Alhambra. Officer Lisa Gallatin and Lynn Gilbert were turning left at the same time at two left-turn lanes when they bumped into each other, Lt. Russell Reinhart said. Gilbert filed a claim against the city April 20 asking for about $900 in damages. Gallatin is a background investigator who travels to many areas of Southern California for her work and uses a city vehicle, Reinhart said.
NEWS
July 4, 2002
Jose Paul Corona A year after a woman took a tumble on the stairs of the historic Newland House Museum and sued the city, the top level remains off limits to visitors -- and may be closed off permanently. The second floor of the museum has been closed off since 78-year-old Dorothy Markely fell down a stairway last July and tore some ligaments in her ankle, said museum docent Craig Woods. Markley's daughter filed a lawsuit against the city, which was settled in January when the city paid a total of $382, said Karen Foster, risk manger for the city.
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