Crash Video Files: Smithville, Galloway Township, New Jersey: Joseph Strike Jr. Killed In Mobility Scooter Accident When Struck By Michael Ryan On Moss Mill Road

A man was killed when riding his motorized mobility scooter. He was struck by a vehicle. While all the details are not clear, police say a witness observed that the scooter had stopped in the roadway before being hit by the car. The man driving the vehicle has not been charged with any crimes. But an investigation into how all of this happened is still underway.

Date: Monday, December 30, 2013

Time: Around 6:15 at night

City / County / State: Smithville, Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey

Address: Moss Mill Road

Victims Killed:

1. Joseph Strike, Jr. was 52 years old and from Galloway Township.

Victims Injured:

none

Car Driver:

Michael Ryan is 24 and from Galloway Township.

Sources:

CBS Philadelphia

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Crash Video Files: New Brunswick, New Jersey: Mark Byrd Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident On Franklin Boulevard; Monmouth Junction Woman And Teen Daughter Injured

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Crash Video Files: Brookline, New Hampshire: Katie Hamilton, Daughter of Local Firefighter, Killed In 3-Car Accident At Routes 130 And 13; Greg Cullen Involved

One woman has been killed in this 3-vehicle crash, which occurred on the morning of Christmas Eve. There were no other reported injuries.

Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Time: In the morning hours

City / County / State: Brookline, New Hampshire

Address: Intersection of Route 130 and Route 13

Victims Killed:

1. Katie Hamilton was 30 years old. She was the daughter of a local firefighter. According to CBS Boston, her dad was one of the first responders when calls came in about this accident.

Victims Injured:

none reported

Other Drivers:

One of the other motorists was identified as Greg Cullen. He is 31 and lives in Milford, New Hampshire.

Cause:

Police believe that Cullen’s pickup truck hit Hamilton’s SUV from behind as Hamilton was waiting to pull out onto Route 130 from 13. When this happened, Hamilton’s SUV was pushed into 130 and struck by the 3rd vehicle.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time.

Sources:

CBS Boston

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Crash Video Files: Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire: Eric M. Lecuyer Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident On Route 101; Trucker Richard Benotti Involved

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Crash Video Files: Mission Viejo, Orange County, California: Armando Hernandez Killed In Car-Truck Accident On The 5 Freeway

A man has been killed in this two-vehicle crash. The accident involved a smaller vehicle (make and model not yet identified) and a big-rig truck.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: About 4:30 in the morning

City / County / State: Mission Viejo, Orange County, California

Address: 5 Freeway (San Diego Freeway)

Victims Killed:

1. Armando Hernandez was 25 years old and lived in Stanton, California.

Victims Injured:

There was no mention in the CBS report of any other injured parties.

Truck Driver:

The name of the truck driver was not yet available.

Cause:

Police say that the vehicle Armando Hernandez was in rear-ended the big-rig truck. But it is not clear how this happened or whether Hernandez was wearing a seat belt. To be perfectly clear, CBS did not specifically state whether the victim was driving or whether he was a passenger.

Criminal Charges?

No one has been charged at this time.

Sources:

CBS Los Angeles

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Crash Video Files: Cathedral City, Riverside County, California: George Lagoe Killed In 1-Car Accident On East Palm Canyon Drive; 1 Woman Victim Injured

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Crash News Video: San Clemente, Orange County, California: 4 Victims Killed In El Camino Real Accident – Pablo Vargas Diaz, Martin Junior Nieto, Lucia Garcia Solis, And Unidentified Person

The Los Angeles affiliate for CBS has released a video about a one-car crash in San Clemente, Orange County, California. It occurred on Saturday, December 7, 2013, on El Camino Real. 4 victims were killed, and a 5th occupant was injured. You can see a link below to that video. The accident occurred in the 900 block at about 1:30 in the morning.

Victims:

1. Pablo Vargas Diaz was 25 and lived in San Juan Capistrano, California.

2. Martin Junior Nieto was 26 and lived in Laguna Niguel, California.

3. Lucia Garcia Solis was 27 and lived in San Juan Capistrano.

4. The 4th person who died has not yet been identified in any way except that it was a man.

5. An unidentified 24-year-old woman sustained significant injuries and was sent to the hospital.

Cause:

Police say witnesses reported seeing the car speeding before it crashed into a light pole. Although no specifics were provided, police also suspect alcohol was involved.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges yet, and the report did not state who was driving. This would be a crucial fact to resolve before any charges would likely be filed.

Sources:

CBS Los Angeles Video

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Crash Video Files: Lodi, San Joaquin County, California: Gabriell Marie Johnson Killed In Strange Pickup Accident On Highway 99

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Crash Video Files: San Mateo, California: Scott Van Dyke Killed In Pedestrian Accident On El Camino Real

The San Francisco affiliate for CBS reports that Scott Van Dyke was killed in a pedestrian accident in San Mateo, California (San Mateo County). The incident happened on El Camino Real, on Monday, December 2, 2013. It was about 6:15 in the morning.

Scott Van Dyke was 58 years old and lived in San Mateo. It was not clear yet, but there was some indication he may have been at a nearby camp for the homeless before the accident occurred.

Two unidentified drivers were involved, including a 35-year-old San Francisco man and a 67-year-old San Mateo man. Police say the San Mateo driver left the scene of the accident but was found later. It was not clear yet whether he would be charged with a hit and run.

Cause:

The only info provided on the cause is that Van Dyke was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck.

Sources:

CBS San Francisco

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Crash Video Files: Los Angeles County, California: Abigail Estrella, Teen Abigail Romero, And 12-Year-Old Katie Davila Killed On Transition Road Between 110 And 5 Freeways

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Crash Video Files: Arizona And Highway 89: 3 Allen, Texas Family Members Killed In Car Accident – James, Rebecca, And Twin Teen Travis Stryker; Austin Stryker Survives

Three family members from Allen, Texas, were killed in this two-vehicle crash. The 4th family member was one of the teenage twins in the family. He survived. The accident happened along Highway 89, which is in the northern part of Arizona. It was on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at between about 2 and 2:30 in the afternoon.

Here is a list of the victims:

1. James Stryker was 56.

2. Rebecca Stryker was 60.

3. Teen Travis Stryker (one of the twins) was 16.

Note: Austin Stryker is the twin who survived. According to the Dallas Junior Hockey Association (Austin and Travis play for the Penguins), he is in stable condition.

Cause:

About all that has been reported so far is that this was a head-on collision. If anyone in the other car was injured, it was not mentioned in the articles so far.

Criminal Charges?

At least for now, there is no word of anyone being charged with any crimes.

Sources:

CBS DFW

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Crash News Video: Phoenix, Arizona: Francisco Carranza Sanchez And Miriam Gonzalez Killed In 3-Vehicle Accident On 83rd Avenue

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Crash News Video (CBS L.A.): Anaheim, Orange County, California: Teen Bicyclist Manuel Morales Struck And Killed At North Lemon Street And Orangethorpe Avenue

A teen male has been killed when riding his bicycle. One of two drivers left the scene, making this a possible hit-and-run crime. The Los Angeles affiliate for CBS has a video on this accident. Check out the link below to watch it.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time: About 5:30 in the morning

City / County / State: Anaheim, Orange County, California

Address: Intersection of North Lemon Street And Orangethorpe Avenue

Victims Killed:

1. Manuel Morales was 19 years old. It was not reported exactly where he lived.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

It isn’t clear what caused the initial accident. But some vehicle struck Morales and then left the scene of the accident. Police are looking for that vehicle and driver now. No description appears to be available, though. After the initial incident, a second car apparently could not avoid hitting the victim. This driver did stop and assist.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time. If the first driver is found, that person is at risk of being charged with a hit and run.

Sources:

CBS Los Angeles Video

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Crash News Video (CBS): Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California: Eastlake Juvenile Facility Probation Officer, Ken Hamilton, Killed In Motorcycle Accident By Alleged Hit And Run Driver

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Crash News Video (CBS): Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California: Eastlake Juvenile Facility Probation Officer, Ken Hamilton, Killed In Motorcycle Accident By Alleged Hit And Run Driver

A male motorcycle rider has been killed by a car driver who allegedly left the scene of the accident. CBS Los Angeles has a video on this crash that you can see by using the link posted below.

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013

Time: About 6 in the morning

City / County / State: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

Address: Intersection of Soto Street and Lancaster Avenue

Victims Killed:

1. Ken Hamilton was 54 years old. In addition to being a probation officer at the Eastlake Juvenile Facility, Hamilton was a baseball coach at Santiago High School. Santiago is located in Corona, California.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

Police believe a driver in a Honda Civic DX changed lanes to get by slower traffic ahead. The car hit Hamilton’s motorcycle as the former was changing lanes. The car did not stop.

Police believe the Honda Civic DX is a late 1990s model, is silver in color, and has 4 doors.

Criminal Charges?

Hit and run is fairly easy to prove in that authorities mostly just need to show that a driver was involved in an accident (even if totally innocently) and voluntarily left the scene without waiting for authorities to arrive.

Sources:

CBS Los Angeles Video

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Crash Video Files: Jamul, San Diego County, California: Alejandro Castro Flores Killed In 3-Vehicle Accident On State Route 94

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Crash News Video: Fontana, San Bernardino County, California: 3 Victims Killed In Citrus Avenue-Foothill Boulevard Accident – Shawn Scott, Helen Amaya, And 2-Year-Old Girl

3 people riding in one car were killed in this three-vehicle crash. At least 2 others sustained injuries. CBS Los Angeles has a video on this accident that you can watch by clicking the link below.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2013

Time: About 8:40 at night

City / County / State: Fontana, San Bernardino County, California

Address: Intersection of Citrus Avenue and Foothill Boulevard

Victims Killed:

1. Shawn Scott was 33 and from Fontana.

2. Helen Amaya was 33 and from El Monte.

3. The other victim who died was a 2-year-old girl. Her name was not provided yet.

Victims Injured:

According to NBC Los Angeles, two additional victims were injured. Inland News Today says that the driver of the other car had an ankle injury. He was identified as a 24-year-old from Fontana. It is not clear who the other injured person is.

Note: There is some confusion in reporting about exactly how many people were injured. So I cannot give a definitive number here.

Cause:

Inland News Today reported that the 24-year-old driver hit the rear of the deceased victims’ vehicle as the latter was stopped at a stop light. The chain reaction then caused another vehicle to be hit.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time. Police are still trying to determine why this accident occurred.

Sources:

Inland News Today Article Identifying Victims

CBS Video

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Crash Video Files: Coachella, Riverside County, California: Pedestrian Celena Nava Killed And 1 Victim Injured On Calhoun Street; Julio Alfredo Jimenez Arrested

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Crash Video Files: Palmdale, California: 1 Oxnard Motorcylist Killed And 3 Injured – Danny Rincon, Richard McBee, And Patty McBee; Teen Car Driver Jose Gutierrez Arrested

A man has been killed when riding his motorcycle. 3 other bikers were critically injured. A teenage male driver sustained minor injuries and was arrested. Authorities believe that he had been taking drugs before the accident.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time: About 3:15 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Palmdale, California

Address: Intersection of Elizabeth Lake Road and Bouquet Canyon

Victims Killed:

1. The name of the deceased man has not been released yet. But he was identified as a 58-year-old resident of Oxnard, California.

Victims Injured:

1. Jose Gutierrez is 19 and from Palmdale. He is also the suspect in this case.

2. Danny Rincon is 41 and from Westlake Village. California.

3. Richard McBee is 60 and from Moorpark, California.

4. Patty McBee is 55 and also from Moorpark.

Cause:

Gutierrez struck the 3 motorcycles involved in this accident. However, exact details of how this happened are not clear. But during the investigation, some type of evidence led officers to believe that Gutierrez was on drugs. What evidence this is is not clear.

Criminal Charges?

It was not totally clear whether the teen has actually been charged. But he has been arrested, and there was mention of a court appearance. So it looks like authorities plan on moving forward with charges. But the exact charges were not discussed yet.

Sources:

CBS Los Angeles

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Crash Video Files: Harmony Ridge, Nevada County, California: Shaina Herman Killed In 1-Vehicle Accident On Highway 20

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