Hacienda Heights Crash Ends in Tragedy for Young Couple
Sunday night resulted in a tragic car crash that sent a vehicle airborne off a busy freeway, killing two teenagers-reported to be boyfriend and girlfriend in Hacienda Heights. L.A. County Fire Dept. reported the crash around 7:15 p.m. around a local Denny’s on South 7th Avenue.
One victim has been identified as George Steward II and the girlfriend has not yet been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. According to witnesses, a black sedan had been speeding through an off-ramp on the 60 Freeway and lost control hitting a median and being launched into the air.
The vehicle then came into contact with the victim’s white pick-up truck, instantly cleaving off the roof of the truck. The black sedan rolled over from the impact and its passengers were later extracted. CHP confirmed the passengers in the white truck were dead on impact.
CHP is currently investigating the cause of the black sedans accident and no alcohol is believed to be involved in the accident. Families of the victims were called to the scene to confirm the victims were in fact a couple. The families were too devastated to continue questioning.
AN EARLY MORNING WAKE UP!
Early this morning, the front bedrooms of a Granada Hills residence were completely destroyed, when a speeding driver jumped a curb with an SUV while exiting a major Southern California freeway exit and slamming directly into the home.
According to homeowner Antonio Arizo, the reckless driver crashed into his 2 front bedrooms of the home. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the incident stated Arizo.
The accident was called in around 1:30 a.m. this morning in the 11300 block of Balboa Boulevard. The local authorities and firefighters arrived at the scene and found the vehicle lodged in the Granada Hills home and the driver still trapped inside.
The injured driver was freed from the wreckage by the Los Angeles Fire Department and later transported to a hospital where he is being treated for minor injuries said LAPD officials.
HIT AND RUN ENDS IN TRAGEDY
Early Sunday morning, Ontario Police arrested a 20-year old woman identified as Tanya Quintero, of Pomona, for vehicular manslaughter and hit and run. The young woman and 2 passengers were said to have been driving around an ex-boyfriends home and tossing trash in the yard and being loud and belligerent according to witnesses.
The victim, Darryl Sevesind came outside to investigate and was struck by the driver of the vehicle and sped off, later identified as Tanya Quintero. Sevesind had no relation to the driver or passengers, according to investigators.
A gray Honda Civic was later found by the authorities in the 100 block of East De Anza Circle. The occupants were later questioned after being found taking refuge in a nearby home. Quintero was then arrested after being identified as the hit and run driver.
Tragedy struck over Halloween night, when 3 teenage girls were struck and killed by a speeding motorist. The young girls were crossing a crosswalk near a local school in the Santa Ana area, while trick-or-treating. The motorist fled the scene immediately afterward and the driver of the SUV was found to have had a passenger as well. Their vehicle was later abandoned near the scene.
Two of the girls were found dead immediately, while the other passed away while on the way to the hospital. The girls were around 13-years-of age and two of which were twin sisters. According to the Santa Ana Police, the SUV was seen traveling at a high rate of speed, when they struck the young girls having their trick-or-treating fun.
The men responsible are still being sought, according to police Chief Carlos Rojas. Vehicles traveling at high rates of speed are extremely dangerous and even more so, when speeding in busy areas near neighborhoods and schools. You not only put your life in danger, but the lives of many pedestrians.
During the Halloween season, when countless children are out trick-or-treating, it’s important to be wary of your surroundings as a driver. Keeping a look out and maintaining safe-speeding control is essential. Tragedy can strike at any moment, when complacency takes over. This applies to any occasion you are out driving.
Keep in Mind:
- Adults, when walking the streets, should always accompany children.
- Whether it be Halloween, or not, try and wear clothing/costumes that make you stand out to drivers.
- Never drink and drive PERIOD. Doing so, puts countless others in danger, not just yourself.
- Avoid the lead foot on the gas pedal. Travel at appropriately posted speed limits and yield to all pedestrians.
Injuries that may arise:
- Broken Bones
- Severe Head Trauma (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
If you’re the victim of a car accident, or know someone who is a victim of wrongful death because of one, then compensation may be awarded for recovery and pain and suffering. Balali Law provides aggressive and fair legal support for those suffering from tragedies just like these. Contacting a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer, is the best way to ensure you and your loved ones are taken care of both medically and financially during these hardships. Call Now At: 310-431-9774 , or contact us online and via social media , for your first steps to recovery.