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Oceanside – 12 Year-Old Boy Hit by Truck and Killed While Riding Bike

A 12-year-old boy was riding his bike Thursday morning when he was struck by a pickup truck pulling out of a driveway at a local RV park. The driver heard a thump but continued driving until he circled back around to see what the source of the sound was. Sadly, he found the boy under his truck.

Paramedics were called in and arrived a short time later to perform CPR on the boy who was unconscious but breathing. The boy was airlifted to Tri City Hospital and died a few minutes later. No one else was hurt in the crash.

There Are Laws to Prevent This

Unfortunately, death or extreme injury is all too common when cyclists meet 2-ton vehicles on the road, and this is why we have traffic laws. So what is the law that could have protected the boy in this situation?

San Diegan Stephen Michael Clift killed in bicycle accident

Double Car Accidents in La Jolla Kills 1, Injures 2

One person was killed Friday, two people were hurt, following a series of car accidents in La Jolla.

Officials say the accidents happened in the early afternoon, when a 58-year-old man lost control of his 1993 Mercedes-Benz sedan in the 6500 block of La Jolla Scenic Drive. The man careened into a newer model Mercedes, then continued on and hit a light post.

Drunk Driver Kills U.S. Marine Motorcyclist in Horrific Accident

Another U.S. Marine of California was the victim of a collision with a drunk driver Tuesday morning.

Fremont police Officer Alan Zambonin wrote a statement indicating that 23-year-old Alexander Yohn of Emeryville refused to be given a ride after downing whiskeys and bar-hopping on Monday night.

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, a Taco Bell employee called police after Yohn had made a disturbance in the drive-thru. Officer Steven Nordseth spotted him driving a Mini Cooper in the opposite direction on Fremont Boulevard. The driver failed to yield after Nordseth tried to stop him. Yohn then ran a red light at Decoto Road where he collided with motorcyclist Andrew Silva, a 23-year-old lance corporal whom had only just returned from Afghanistan in February. The suspect crashed the car into a utility pole and caught the car on fire. Yohn ran to a nearby field where Nordseth was able to catch him to take him into custody.

Andrew Silva died at the scene. His family (wife and two year old son) only had him home from Afghanistan for a month before the tragedy.

Yohn, a self-described heroine addict and alcoholic listed his occupation as an emergency medical technician. According to his records, he also has a prior drunken-driving conviction from Minnesota. Yohn was charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and hit-and-run; all counts were felonies.  He is in jail without bail. To prove 2nd degree murder the government must confirm implied malice. Murder charges were filed since Yohn failed to yield to Officer Nordseth’s attempt to pull him over and intentionally ran a red light thereafter.

A fund has been set up for Silva’s family. Contributions can be sent to the Andrew Silva Memorial account, Fremont Bank, P.O. Box 8170, Fremont, CA 94537-8170.

It is shuttering to know that one of our nation’s heroes has fallen victim on his own soil, to his own drunken countryman. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or was even killed from a collision where another driver is at fault, call the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia to represent you and your family. Their expertise in Personal Injury Law has recouped damages and medical expenses for many cases just like yours. Call (619) 444-2244 right now for your free consultation.

Woman Stands Trial for Felony Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

A judge ruled this week that a San Diego County woman must stand trial on a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter, stemming from a head-on car crash that killed a U.S. Forest Service firefighter.

22-year-old Natashia Wood  is accused of causing the deadly accident on a curvy part of Buckman Springs Road October 3rd around 6:15 p.m. Officials say Wood was driving her roommate’s Dodge Durango SUV southbound on the two-lane road when she drifted onto the shoulder and then over-corrected left putting her in the path of the oncoming firefighter’s motorcycle.

San Diego Hit and Run Accident Injures Bicyclist in Midway

Another victim to a San Diego hit and run accident was hospitalized with a dislocated shoulder and head injury this week.

Police in Midway say a 44-year-old bicyclist was rear ended by a silver Lexus or Mercedes Sedan (the description of the driver is not clear) while he was heading northbound on Midway Drive around 11 p.m. Witnesses on the scene say the sedan had a dark carbon fiber trim. The driver fled the scene and the victim was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive the collision.

Woman Killed in San Diego Car Accident in San Marcos

Police are investigating a deadly San Diego car accident that left one woman dead in San Marcos. The accident, involving two cars, happened yesterday afternoon. Authorities have not released details of the accident, only saying it happened on W. San Marcos Boulevard after 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Every year, over 40,000 Americans are  killed in traffic accidents.

Carlsbad Car Accident Kills 1

Police believe speed may be to blame for a Carlsbad car accident that killed one person. It happened Monday night at the intersections of  Calle Barcelona and Rancho Santa Fe Road.

Police say a Buick was allegedly speeding when the 33 year-old driver ran a red light, hitting a red Mustang as it prepared to make a left turn. Witnesses at the scene reportedly attempted CPR on the driver of the mustang until the firefighters and paramedics arrived to take over the live-saving procedures.  Unfortunately, the man could not be revived and the 20 year-old driver of the mustang died at the scene. Footage of the wreckage from Channel 10 News shows that his Mustang was ripped in half in the accident.

Woman Killed, Two Girls Injured by Distracted Driver

The family of a 4-year-old girl has filed suit against a San Diego Gas & Electric truck driver claiming that he was driving while talking on a cellular phone when she was hit.

Jaslene Arias was crossing in a crosswalk on Cottonwood Street with another girl and her mother, Ana Herrera Rodriguez, when they were struck on January 22nd. The mother, 39, was killed and both girls were severely injured.

The family is asking for damages to be determined at trial.

Deadly Head-On Crash in North County

Authorities are investigating a fatal head-on crash in North County. It happened Tuesday afternoon near the Lawrence Welk Resort.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 60-year old woman lost control of her Honda on Champagne Boulevard, veered right, then skidded to the left into oncoming traffic. As the woman’s car entered oncoming traffic, it was broadsided by another car driven by a 70-year old San Diego woman.

The driver of the Honda died at the scene. The driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.

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