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By Mona Shadia | May 10, 2012
Two men were killed and several people including an infant were injured in two separate Huntington Beach car crashes that happened within 24 hours of each other. Abraham Perez, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after a collision at Bolsa Chica Street and Tasman Drive, Lt. Mitch O'Brien said. The driver of an orange 1973 Ford Bronco lost control, crossed over the center divider and hit Perez's silver 2000 Honda Civic. The 20-year-old Bronco driver, whose name has not been released, was in the car with her 7-month-old daughter.
April 11, 2012
An 81-year-old man died in a one-car crash Saturday morning in Huntington Beach, police announced Tuesday. Huntington Beach police and Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley firefighters responded about 11:53 a.m. Saturday to the accident on Patterson Lane north of Ellis Avenue. A gray 2001 Suzuki Esteem had been traveling north on Patterson when it left the roadway and hit some bushes, according to a police department release. The driver apparently suffered a medical issue that may have caused the crash, police said.
February 1, 2012
One person was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange on Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision in Huntington Beach. One of the drivers was extricated by firefighters after the collision at about 3 p.m. on Edinger Avenue west of Gothard Street, officials said. The other driver was transported to Huntington Beach Hospital. The drivers' condition is not known, and the cause of the collision is unclear. Officials did not know the identify of the drivers or their gender.
October 12, 2011
A 96-year-old woman died Friday from injuries she sustained following a collision involving six people and five cars on Adams Avenue near Bushard Street, Huntington Beach police said. Police responded to the accident about a mile from the Costa Mesa city limits at 11:38 a.m. and closed the westbound lanes on Adams between Derbyshire Lane and Bushard. A blue 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 stalled in the middle of the street due to some mechanical problems, Lt. Russell Reinhart said.
By Mona Shadia | October 5, 2011
A court hearing has been scheduled for two lawsuits against the city of Huntington Beach following a fatal crash at a crosswalk. On Sept. 7, 2010, Robert Anthony Casares rear-ended Caryl Johnson, who had stopped at Croupier Drive while heading north on Springdale Street to allow a woman and three children to cross. Casares was distracted by a laptop falling off his passenger seat, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The impact sent Johnson's car into the crosswalk and killed 4-month-old Ruby Gould.
By Mona Shadia | September 7, 2011
A Long Beach fire captain was found guilty Tuesday of severely injuring a cyclist while driving intoxicated with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. In a plea deal offered by the Orange County district attorney, Huntington Beach resident John David Hines, 38, pleaded guilty to one felony count each for driving under the influence and causing bodily injury, driving with a high blood alcohol level and injuring the cyclist before leaving the scene, with a sentencing enhancement for causing bodily injury while driving with a high blood alcohol level, prosecutors said.
August 10, 2011
Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's assistance in investigating a crash that killed a 79-year-old woman. Police responded to a car collision about noon Saturday at Adams Avenue and Gloucester Lane. Two woman were treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals, said Lt. Russell Reinhart. Mary Therese Ehrenfeld, who drove a blue Buick Regal, was pronounced dead at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center 45 minutes after the crash, Reinhart said. Cynthia Lynn Kelber, 60, who drove a gold Jeep Cherokee, was treated for minor injuries at Hoag Hospital.
By Michael Miller, | June 29, 2011
Andre Faubert's float may not be the best-looking in Huntington Beach's 4th of July Parade. It may not smell very good, either. But when Faubert's trash sculpture rolls down Main Street, he hopes viewers will agree that it belongs on a flat-bed truck instead of on the beach. Faubert, a Huntington resident and volunteer for the Surfrider Foundation, spent a month earlier this year gathering trash for one hour a day along the city's shoreline. By the time he finished, he had more than 580 pounds of refuse, from bottle caps to plastic bags to Styrofoam and just about everything in between.
By Mona Shadia, | March 16, 2011
A woman whose car hit and killed an infant after she was rear-ended and her husband have filed separate claims against the city, saying it neglected the intersection where the crash took place. Caryl Johnson was headed northbound on Springdale Street in Huntington Beach on Sept. 7 when she stopped at Croupier Drive to allow a woman, two children and an infant in a stroller to cross the street. However, Robert Anthony Casares , 50, of Huntington Beach, failed to stop and rear-ended Johnson's car, causing it to hit the family, resulting in 4-month-old Ruby Gould's death.
January 13, 2011
A Huntington Beach man accused of killing his cousin and injuring two others while allegedly speeding down East Coast Highway is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Luicci Nader, 19, is expected to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on felony vehicular manslaughter by unlawful manner of driving with gross negligence with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury. He faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted on all charges.
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