Bellevue Police Arrest Man For DUI Related Accident

According to Bellevue police, a DUI driver crashed into seven other vehicles on Thursday afternoon outside of the Factoria Mall. Following this event, the DUI driver attempted to carjack two other vehicles. A portion of the mall was closed down as a result. Many people called 911 to report the incident from the Factoria Mall.

When Police arrived, four civilians were holding the DUI driver down on the ground in attempts to keep the 32-year-old Lynnwood man from escaping before enforcers got to the scene. The driver was believed to be on some drug and was “pinballing” between the cars in the parking lot causing significant damage to most of the vehicles, as described by a witness.

The driver then exited his vehicle and attempted to remove two people in two different cars to carjack them. The first carjack victim, a man, was able to prevent the man from stealing his car. The second carjack victim was a woman. During the second carjacking attempt is when the four civilians managed to get him down to the ground No one involved in this seven car accident was seriously injured. However, the driver himself was sent to Overlake Hospital after complaining of arm pain. He was later transferred to King County Jail.

If you have been arrested for DUI in Bellevue and are not sure what to do, contact our dedicated criminal defense attorneys in Bellevue today.

Drunk Driver Arrested After Driving Wrong Way on I-85 Causing Accident in Dinwiddie

Late Monday Night, Virginia State Police responded to an accident involving three vehicles with medical personnel just after 9:30 p.m. Apparently, the accident occurred when a drunk Pennsylvania driver entered the wrong way on Interstate 85 and crashed into two semi-trucks. State Police shut down the highway for several hours until the scene of the accident was clear and investigators had gathered what they needed.

The driver was identified as Oxford, Pennsylvania resident Kellie Clyde. According to investigators, the 1997 Dodge Dakota struck a semi near a work zone at mile marker 49. The Dodge then spun around and came to rest in the center of I-85 where it was hit by another tractor-trailer.

Virginia State Police reported that Kellie was arrested and charged with DUI but didn’t disclose their condition.

If you or a family member have been arrested for DUI in Dinwiddie and are in need of help? Contact our experienced Dinwiddie DUI attorney today for a free legal consultation.

911 Audio Released From Freak Accident Rialto

Large Mastiff Puppy Causes Owner To Crash in Santa Ana

Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Santa Ana Police Department received reports of rollover accident where the car had caught fire near the 1200 block of West Memory Lane. As police and medical responders arrived on the scene, they could see an 8-month-old Mastiff puppy and his owner sitting along the sidewalk.

Officer’s stated that the man was cut up and bleeding, but his injuries were fairly minor. After talking to the driver, police learned that the cause of the accident was because of his big puppy. Apparently the young Mastiff jumped from the back seat to the front where he caused the driver to slam into a median and lose control. Witnesses as stated that the car had overturned and soon caught fire. People quickly rushed over and pulled the dog and the driver out of the burning car.

Members of the drivers family came to take the young mastiff home while he was transported to a nearby hospital. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said that the accident could have been much worst and that the driver and dog were very fortunate. The driver still received a citation for not having his dog secured.

Both dog and the owner were lucky that the could walk away with only a few scrapes and minor injuries. Most accidents in the Orange County area end very violently and cause devastating damages. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Santa Ana and are not sure what to do, contact a Santa Ana personal injury attorney right away.

Accident in San Bernardino Kills Hesperia Man

Early Wednesday morning around 4:00 a.m., California Highway Patrol responded to a single-car accident that killed a 50-year-old man. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez, the driver was traveling south on Cajon when he lost control and swerved off the road.

In a report, Officer Alvarez stated that the vehicle then continued through a chain-linked fence where it struck a tree. CHP pronounced the driver dead at the scene; he was killed on impact even with his seatbelt on.

Police identified the 50-year-old man as Jeffrey Loup. Investigator believes that drugs or alcohol were not involved in this accident. It’s very unfortunate that Jeffrey Loup lost his life in this tragic car accident. If you have been affected or injured in a car accident, contact our car accident attorneys in San Bernardino today.

Driver of Tractor Trailer Arrested After Hitting Motorcyclist in San Bernardino Mountains

A 63-year-old motorcyclist is now dead after a semi-truck ran a stop sign in the San Bernardino Mountains Sunday afternoon. The motorcyclist was identified as Rick Kagamaster of Irvine; he was pronounced died at 4:56 p.m.

The wreck took place at the intersection of All View Drive and the 18 freeway when 20-year-old truck driver Oscar Garcia ran a stop sign and hit the 2002 Honda Goldwing motorcycle.

The semi-truck driver was unable to stop in time, and Rick was driven over by the rear wheels. Garcia was arrested for investigation of manslaughter; his bail has been set at $1,000,000.

It is a tragedy that 63-year-old Rick Kagamaster lost his life in this accident. If you have, or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, contact our dedicated San Bernardino motorcycle attorney today.

San Bernardino Fire Department Pulls Out Young Man From Crushed Car

A man in his 20’s is now in the hospital recovering from critical injuries he received in a roll-over accident that crushed the roof of his vehicle.  That accident was reported Thursday morning around 11:00 a.m. on the I-215 Orange Show offramp.

Apparently the driver was traveling southbound when he lost control after veering across two traffic lanes, the car then rolled three times where it come to rest after slamming into a K-rail wall.

21-year-old Andrew Simentel of San Bernardino saw the accident and with the help of two other motorists, was able to pull the injured driver out of the smoking wreckage. Simentel gave details of the white Ford Focus and how the driver sustained a large gash on his head.  He also stated that the driver kept saying that his girlfriend was in the vehicle with him, but Simentel and the other motorist never saw a female passenger.

Firefighters then arrived and quickly transported the injured driver to the hospital. They stated that he was very disoriented and confused about what had happened. A helicopter crew searched the area for the female passenger that was supposedly thrown from the vehicle but found nothing. The identity of the driver was not released.

If you have injured in an accident because of another person’s carelessness, contact our car accident attorneys in San Bernardino today.

Memorial Holiday Weekend Ends With Nine Fatal Accidents in Virginia

Memorial Weekend 2015 ended up being a mess of traffic accidents involving speeders and reckless drivers all across the state of Virginia.  Over the weekend, nine people lost their lives in fatal accidents that took in the following counties:

  • Campbell County
  • Page County
  • Roanoke County
  • Prince George County
  • Franklin County
  • Albemarle County
  • Rockingham County
  • Prince William County

Police reported that the fatality in Prince William County accident was a pedestrian, while another accident involved a motorcyclist who was killed in Cambell County. Alcohol was involved in three of the nine fatal accidents while the other accident victims were not wearing seatbelts. The victim in the fatal accident in Prince George County was also not wearing a seatbelt and was also under the influence of alcohol, the accident occurred near the 4600 block of Ruffin Road.

Virginia State Troopers responded to more than 750 traffic accidents and arrested 135 people for driving under the influence over the 4-day holiday weekend. Over 10,000 drivers received traffic citations for speeding while 3,408 drivers were cited for reckless driving.  In addition to 1,300 seatbelt violations and near 400 parents were cited for improper restraining their children.

“As the summer months approach, we continue to urge all drivers and passengers to make the commitment to buckle up, avoid distractions, drive sober, follow the speed limit and drive defensively,” says Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “They are safety messages which must be repeated because following the rules of the road can save lives.”

In the state of Virginia reckless driving can be viewed as a criminal offense. If you have received a citation for reckless driving in Virginia, be sure to protect your right by contacting our Virginia traffic lawyer as soon as possible.  Attorney David A.C. Long can represent clients that facing various traffic offense such as: reckless driving, speeding tickets, failure to yield, driving on a suspended license, attempting to elude police and commercial vehicle violations.


San Bernardino County Street Race Kills Innocent Father Of Two

Police are searching for the driver of a black Ford Mustang, captured on a surveillance video, speeding away from an alleged street race crash that killed a father of two children and left a teenager who is facing possible manslaughter charges in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday.

The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Jersey Boulevard at around 4:15 p.m., according to details released from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Several witnesses spoke to investigators claiming two black Ford Mustangs were racing southbound Rochester Avenue when one of them suddenly slammed into the driver’s side of a 2010 Nissan Altima that was in the process of making a left turn from Jersey Boulevard.

Both cars stopped on the southwest corner of the intersection, the Nissan suffered damage all the way to the passenger compartment, said the Sheriff’s Department.

Julio C. Lopez, the 46-year-old of Pomona was identified as the driver of the Nissan Altima and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, he did not survive.

The teenager involved was a 16-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident, he was driving one of the Mustangs involved in the collision, he has since been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, said Teresa McMahon from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Thursday.

Authorities continue to search for the fleet driver of the second Mustang, described as the year 2000 to 2003 model that had a hood scoop.

The driver is believed to be a black male, early twenties and wearing a backward hat, according to a news announcement.

The driver was believed to be a black man in his early twenties wearing a backward hat, according to the news release.

Anyone who has knowledge on the incident is asked to call the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department as soon as possible.

If your or a loved one have been in an accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino car accident attorney from the office of Guldjian Law APC for a free legal consultation regarding your personal injury.

Guldjian Law APC has successfully represented countless clients from Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Rialto.

Boy Killed By Collision With Bus Vancouver WA

Saturday Evening, an 11-year-old boy collided with a C-Tran bus shortly before 2 p.m. Benjamin Fulwiler later died from injuries sustained from the incident.

Ben was in the sixth grade attending Pacific Middle School. Multiple teachers advocated his maturity and aspiration were ahead by years.

Deborah Knox, the C-Tran driver, was driving southbound on Main Street and was stopped for oncoming traffic, according to police. the 59-year-old driver was in the process of turning left onto E 27th Street when the bicycle struck the side of the bus.

A surveillance video captured the tragedy from inside the bus, it showed what appeared to be the bicycle’s front wheel colliding with the driver’s side of the bus.

C-Tran spokesperson Steve Patterson said in a statement, “The driver was maker her left turn, the roadway was clear, but then out of nowhere the bicycle came and made contact with the left center of the bus.”

Fulwiler was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and a severed arm. He did not survive the incident.

Locals Lori Wilgus and her 11-year-old son were riding their bicycles in the area after the accident. “It’s sad because I’m aware of how dangerous it is for bikers and people walking,” Wilgus stated. “I’m constantly reminding my son that he needs to imagine every car doesn’t see you and act accordingly, slow down and be patient.”

Tragedies similar to this one can happen to anyone and at any time, always remain cautious on the road, safety procedures/precautions are for the benefit of your well-being. If you have been in an accident contact the experienced accident attorneys in Vancouver, WA from Caron, Colven, Robinson & Shafton (CCRS) Law. CCRS law personal injury attorneys have successfully represented clients involved in car, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents and other related forms of accidents across the Southwest Washington region.