Male Suspect Charged and Arrested for Killing Two-Year-Old Boy

53-year-old San Bernardino resident has been arrested for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 2-year-old boy in San Bernardino early September, California Highway Patrol stated Wednesday.

A family member described the tragedy to authorities; the boy had seen his uncle on the other side of the street and was jetting across to greet him when he was hit by a car. 53-year-old Jose Enrique Vasquez was arrested on suspicion of a felony hit-and-run crash that caused the death of 2-year-old Jonathan Montes, who was hit while he crossed the street in front of his home on September 1st.

California Highway Patrol investigators used video to determine the vehicle involved which was a Toyota Echo, Vasquez was later identified as the alleged driver who drove the vehicle, CHP Officer Brian Alvarez stated at a news conference Wednesday.

He added that Vasquez was driving the vehicle, that was registered to someone else who lived near the area of the San Bernardino crash. Vasquez does not have a California driver license.

It hasn’t been revealed whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. The boy was declared brain dead two days after being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The boy sustained a broken neck, brain swelling, bruised kidneys, and fluid was filling the right lung. Vasquez was being held on a $50,000 bail at the West Valley Detention Center.

Authorities revealed the vehicle that struck the boy was traveling about 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. The collision sent the boy airborne, flying 100 feet before he landed on the pavement, according to investigators.

The loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult without help, if you or a loved one have been in an accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino car accident attorney from the offices of Guldjian Law APC for a free legal consultation.

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San Bernardino Car Accident Kills 41-Year-Old Man

San Bernardino Police responded to a fatal car accident that occurred at the intersection of Del Rosa Avenue and Highland Avenue shortly after 10:00 p.m.

According to officials, there were three vehicles involved; a taxi cab, a Chevy Suburban, and a Honda Civic.  The taxicab was waiting for the red light to change at the intersection when it was violently rear-ended by the Chevy Suburban.  The force of the impact sent both cars into the intersection where they crashed into the Honda Civic, who was making a left turn onto Highland Avenue.

25-year-old Honda Civic driver was identified as Gloria Alva, she luckily only sustained minor injuries.  The driver of the taxi was transported to St. Bernadine’s Hospital for moderate injuries he received in the San Bernardino car accident. His passenger, 41-year-old Cesar Figueroa, unfortunately, was pronounced dead at the scene; he suffered severe injuries from the accident.

Police are now searching for the two individuals what were in the Chevy Suburban after they fled the scene on foot and remained at large.

If you or a family member have been injured in a San Bernardino car accident, contact our San Bernardino personal injury attorney today.  Our experienced and dedicated injury attorneys will strive to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the rightful settlement you deserve.

Seattle Police Department Cracks Down on Major Criminals In West Seattle

Seattle Police is now searching for more than 85 notorious criminals in the West Seattle area.  Police have identified and named all suspects, and now are on the hunt to bring them to justice.  All thanks to the help of local West Seattlites.

“If we can identify those wrongdoers out to commit crime and take things that don’t belong to them, then we can arrest them and have substantial impact on those crime numbers,” said Sean Whitcomb with the Seattle Police Department.

More than twenty-five of the eighty criminals have been arrested, and crime rates have decreased dramatically in some areas. Aggravated assaults have dropped by 30-percent year to date while home burglaries are down 10-percent, and car thefts have decreased by 6-percent.

Even though Seattle Police had surveillance and fingerprints of the criminals, they still depended on information from people of the West Seattle community.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Seattle, it’s important to contact a Seattle criminal defense attorney to ensure that you and your fights are protected.

Truck Crushes Car Killing Driver In Carolina, Virginia

64-year-old Beaverdam resident Gwendolyn Gray tragically lost her life in an accident that took place in Caroline, Virginia Wednesday morning.  The accident occurred off of Lady Smith Road when a truck carrying a heavy load of stumps and debris started to topple and lose control.  The driver 1995 Mack Truck was unable to gain control and proceed to crash on top of Gwendolyn’s 2007 Pontiac.  Authorities closed of Lady Smith Road while emergency crews worked around the clock to remove the debris while investigators looked into what cause the accident.  Gwendolyn was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident; police stated that she was killed on impact.

The driver of the Mack Truck was identified as 50-year-old Gary Hudson.  Apparently speed played a critical factor in the accident as well as the road being well known for accidents.  He was arrested and charged with reckless driving.

It is tragic that Gwendolyn lost her life that day, it is a reminder that accident can occur at anytime, and there’s no way to predict when one is coming.  If you or a family member have been charged with reckless driving or other traffic violation, contact our dedicated Virginia traffic lawyer today.

Three People Injured in Vancouver, WA Accident

A recent head-on collision in Vancouver, WA sent three individuals to the hospital.  The car that the three individuals were driving in was hit head-on by a motorist driving the wrong way on a one-way street according to local police.

The Washington State Patrol said that a newborn child riding in one of the vehicles escaped without injury.

The driver of the vehicle traveling the wrong way attempted to leave the scene but was captured by police officers.  The individual was reported to be a 24-year-old Vancouver man who was not hurt in the crash.

The man was booked in the Clark County Jail and could be charged with drunken driving, eluding police, reckless endangerment, and other charges.

Unfortunately, accidents occur almost every day somewhere in Clark County, Washington.  If you’ve been involved in an accident contact the experienced Vancouver, WA auto accident attorneys at Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton (CCRS).  CCRS lawyers have represented countless individuals that have been involved in car, trucking, motorcycle, pedestrian, slip and fall and other types of accidents throughout Southwest Washington.


Heaviest Rainfall Ever Leaves Southern California In Havoc

In Southern California Tuesday Morning, on what appears to be the wettest day of the entire year, drivers are experiencing the frequent caution updates due to several heavy rig crashes throughout the highways.

California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos stated there had been an increase in the accidents on local freeways. He added, “There have been multiple spinouts, overturned vehicles, jackknifed trucks and fender benders throughout the South.”

The latest incident was a Fed-Ex rig that jackknifed on the southbound lanes of the California 5 Freeway at the Antelope Valley 14 Freeway. Multiple lanes were closed by the crash, and traffic had been especially heavy on the 5 headed to the  14 Freeway.

Two SigAlerts were issued in the area, one about the Long Beach 710 Freeway where a semi overturned and collided with a vehicle, the driver of the semi later died due to injuries sustained during the crash. You can read more about the accident by clicking here. The other alert was for the northbound lanes at the Glenn Anderson 105 Freeway. There were also several incidents of flooding on the roadway and spinouts, at one point every lane of traffic, north and south, was closed, said CHP.

Another SigAlert was given, one about a big rig truck that jackknifed on the Ronald Reagan 118 Freeway at Hayvenhurst at about 3:15 a.m. and was blocking three lanes, CHP Officer Villalobos said. There were no reports of injuries. A SigAlert was given around 3:30 a.m. However, the roadway wasn’t cleared until 5:35 a.m.

Thanks to data collected by July 18th marked the all-time record of rainfall for the month of July for San Diego, CA. The total rainfall for the month of July surpassed the total combined rainfall of 101 Julys. From July 1914 to July 2014, there has been a total of 1.68 inches of rain, this passing July had a total of 1.70 inches of rain. San Diego shares it’s historical record-breaking rainfall with Los Angeles thanks to the former Hurricane Dolores.

The surreal amount of rainfall is caused for celebration as the North Western States experienced the dryest months of all time, however, the heavy rain has led to multiple bridge collapsions and floods, causing severe and several road accidents due to weather.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident in California are seeking legal advice, contact Guldjian Law APC Personal Injury Lawyers for a free legal consultation to determine whether you are entitled to earn compensation.

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Woman Killed During Hit And Run In Buena Park

In Southern California, an older man was arrested on suspicion of homicide after he killed a woman and injured a man during a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning near Buena Park, police said.

According to the Buena Park Police Department, the incident was reported at 1:30 a.m. at a Holiday Inn near the 7000 block of Beach Boulevard.

Authorities say 60-year-old Nelson Ward Jr. allegedly ran over a woman and a man with his van before he left the scene. He was found injured a block away from the scene.

Witnesses saw a man exit the van and run from the scene after the crash.

Firefighters found the woman pinned under the vehicle, identified as Jessica Lynn Brown; she was pronounced dead later at the scene, according to police.

The male victim has been identified by police as 51-year-old Robert Shore, he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe the three knew each other, but a motive has not been determined.

The accident is still under investigation.

Hit and Runs compose about 14% of all Fatal and Injury Collisions in Buena Park according to the Office of Traffic Safety. 14% equals to around 15 hit and run crashes, it is relatively low as compared to Los Angeles’ 30% hit and run rate, equalling to 3,277 hit and run crashes. Buena Park’s 1/8 of Los Angeles’ population allows the community to witness fewer fatalities than the much bigger L.A., however, this means when a tragedy does occur it is more likely to happen to someone you know. Having a greater knowledge of the effects of drinking and driving will give you an insight on how influential the depressant has on your brain’s effectiveness. Choosing not to drink and drive means avoiding injury to yourself and others.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident in Orange County, contacting an experienced and professional personal injury attorney from the offices of Guldjian Law APC for a professional lawyer’s opinion on how you can gather a settlement through a free legal consultation.

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