Police seek driver of car that hit pedestrian while fleeing scene of Anaheim street takeover

Police sought the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian while leaving the scene of a street takeover in Anaheim early Tuesday, May 26.

Dozens of people had assembled after midnight near Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, where at least 15 vehicles were seen with their tires screeching as they skidded in circles through the intersection, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. Authorities responded to break up the gathering, and a red coupe was seen in surveillance footage driving away from the scene as police approached.

Investigators believe the sports car struck a man who was standing in the street, then took off westbound on Katella, police said in a news release. The victim was taken to a  hospital and treated for injuries that were described as moderate, and was expected to recover, Carringer said.

The vehicle involved in the collision may have been a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, police said. It did not have a license plate displayed on its front bumper, but may have had one on its dashboard.

Police asked anyone who might be able to help them track down either the vehicle or motorist involved in the crash to call APD Traffic Investigator Poer at 714-765-1474.

No other injuries or collisions were reported in connection with the street takeover, Carringer said.

“This one was actually on the smaller side compared to what we have seen,” Carringer said of the illegal  after hours gathering that preceded the crash. Similar events in Orange County and the illegal exhibitions of speed they feature have attracted hundreds of vehicles and people.

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Hit-and-run: Jogger struck and killed in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA — A pedestrian jogging along a street in Santa Ana was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle and the driver was on the loose early Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call of a person down in the 1900 block of South Raitt Street, near West St. Anne Place, about 11 p.m. Monday and found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

It appeared the person was jogging and crossing Raitt Street at the time of the accident, the department said.

Police did not have a detailed description of the driver or vehicle.

A stretch of South Raiit Street near West Santa Ana Place was closed in both directions until further notice.

The age, gender and name of the victim were not immediately disclosed.

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Hit-and-run collision in Orange leaves pedestrian hospitalized

A motorist apparently drove off after striking and seriously injuring a pedestrian in Orange early Sunday, May 3.


Debris and a box of medical supplies at the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Orange that sent one person to a hospital with serious injuries early Sunday, May 3. (Photo by OnScene TV).

The crash happened near the intersection of Lewis Street and El Prado Avenue at about 1 a.m., Orange Police Sgt. Phil McMullin said.

Officers were dispatched to the area, and found the pedestrian in the roadway and seriously hurt. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in treatment with extensive injuries of Sunday evening.

Investigators believe the vehicle that collided with the pedestrian was travelling south on Lewis, McMullin said. However, there were no witnesses to the incident, and a detailed description of the vehicle or its driver was not immediately available.

Police were working to identify a suspect, McMullin said. Authorities urged anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Orange Police at 714-744-7444.

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Investigators seek leads in 2019 hit-and-run that killed grandmother in La Mirada

LA MIRADA — Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help Monday to find a hit-and-run driver who ran down a grandmother and two children in La Mirada almost a year ago.

The crash occurred about 1:15 p.m. Feb. 20, 2019, in the 14800 block of Escalona Road, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The grandmother, Maria Carmen Chavarria, 68, was killed and the two children injured.

The vehicle was described as a four-door sedan, authorities said.

UNSOLVED – NEED HELP
Next Thursday will mark the 1-yr anniv. Grandmother Carmen and her two grandkids were run down by a #HitandRun driver as they walked home from school, killing Grandma Carmen.

Anonymous tips to 800-222-TIPS. #NeverForget #LASD #LaMiradaPS @LACrimeStopper1 pic.twitter.com/m08tkFS1Hr

— LASD Norwalk Station (@NorwalkLASD) February 13, 2020

Anyone with information on the driver was asked to call the detectives at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at 562-863-8711. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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Woman critically injured in Santa Ana hit-and-run collision

SANTA ANA — A woman was critically injured Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on a Santa Ana street.

The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. as the woman was crossing Fairview Street between 17th Street and Trask Avenue, Santa Ana police Sgt. O. Sanchez said.

The woman was rushed to a hospital in critical condition but with stable vital signs, Sanchez said.

There was no description of the suspect vehicle, he said.

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Vehicle hits construction equipment in Anaheim; worker knocked into 15-foot-deep hole and is rescued

ANAHEIM — A construction worker was rescued from a 15-foot-deep hole he was knocked into when a vehicle crashed into construction equipment in Anaheim, authorities said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ball Road and State College Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Monday when the vehicle hit the equipment, including a backhoe, sending the worker into the hole, according to Sgt. Lou Correa of the Anaheim Police Department.

Anaheim Domino Type Accident sends pedestrian into 15 foot hole! Car crashes into construction equipment at the intersection of Ball rd & State College then equipment pushed a worker into the open hole at the site He was reduced taken to hospital. @KCBSKCALDesk pic.twitter.com/tjoA27MVti

— stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) July 30, 2019

The victim was rescued by Anaheim Fire & Rescue crews and taken to a hospital, where he was reported responsive and not seriously hurt, Correa said.

The driver was detained and the cause of the crash was under investigation, Correa said.

CBS2 reported the driver attempted to leave the scene, but was quickly taken into custody.

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Police ask for public’s help to find driver who struck, killed woman in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> Police Wednesday sought the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 53-year-old woman in Huntington Beach.

Tina Boring of Huntington Beach was struck about 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 as she walked in the area of Seapoint Street and Palm Avenue, according to Huntington Beach police.

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The vehicle, which had been heading north on Seapoint Street, initially was driven back to the location, but then left the scene, its driver failing to render or summon aid, police said.

A passing motorist saw Boring down in the roadway about 10 minutes after she was struck and called police.

The vehicle that hit her is believed to be a light-colored, possibly silver, late-model Range Rover Sport.

“The suspect vehicle possibly sustained front end/hood damage from the impact,” according to a police statement.

Anyone with information about the collision was urged to call the investigator handling the case at 714-536-5670 or jpage@hbpd.org. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 714-960-8825.

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Woman killed in Huntington Beach hit-and-run

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle early this morning in a hit-and-run crash in Huntington Beach.

The body was reported to be lying in the roadway at Seapoint and Palm avenues around 12:40 a.m., said Huntington Beach police Lt. David Dereszynski.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Dereszynski said.

There was no suspect or vehicle information available.

The intersection was closed off for the investigation.

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