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Transportation Disasters and Accidents

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  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Pinecreek Drive: Vehicular burglary was reported in the 2800 block between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Fairview Road: Battery was reported in the 2600 block at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fairview Road: Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene

    Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene
    Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two children found inside a hotel Saturday morning after a woman who crashed her car in an apparent suicide attempt in Costa Mesa alerted authorities about the children. The unidentified woman rammed...
  • Newport man dies in Irvine collision

    An 81-year-old Newport Beach man was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Irvine, authorities said. The crash occurred before 7:30 a.m. near University and Michelson drives. Westbound lanes along University Drive, between Michelson and...
  • Police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

    Huntington Beach police are looking for a hit-and-run driver they believe was involved in an early-morning crash that killed a pedestrian from Costa Mesa. The Orange County coroner's office identified the victim as 28-year-old Matthew Aguilar....
  • Irvine man killed while cycling in Newport

    Irvine man killed while cycling in Newport
    An Irvine man was hit by a car and killed while bicycling in Newport Beach on Wednesday night, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an accident involving a vehicle and a bicycle at San Joaquin Hills Road and Marguerite Avenue shortly...
  • Coast Highway crash victim identified

    The Orange County coroner's office has identified a man killed in a two-car collision on East Coast Highway. Steve Needis, 58, of Costa Mesa, was killed in the crash that led to the closing of the highway Wednesday morning, authorities said. The crash...
  • Mailbag: Wreck should not have snarled traffic

    With all due respect to the person who lost his life at Promontory Point Drive and East Coast Highway ("Driver dies in East Coast Highway crash," Nov. 13), I take issue with having to shut down the highway for four hours when in fact no intersection was...
  • 3 injured in head-on crash

    Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Newport Beach over the weekend, police said. A green Honda CRV was westbound on West Coast Highway at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver lost control of the vehicle and went over the raised center...
  • UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.

    UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.
    An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...
  • Pedestrian dies in Newport Blvd. accident

    A 51-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and killed in Costa Mesa, police said Wednesday. David Hird, a Costa Mesa resident, walked in front of a car driven by a 26-year-old Irvine woman at 5 p.m. Monday while crossing Newport Boulevard near...
  • Commentary: Let's focus on safety of Back Bay Drive, not restricting use

    Recently the Daily Pilot published a commentary regarding traffic along Back Bay Drive ("Close Back Bay Drive to vehicular traffic," April 22). Its author used a set of statistics and personal observations to conclude that Back Bay Drive should be closed...