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Transportation Disasters and Accidents

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  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • Garden truck, Mini collide

    Two northbound lanes of MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach were closed briefly following a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon. A gardening truck and a Mini Cooper collided just before 4 p.m. north of San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach Police...
  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Woman crashes car into tax business

    A 74-year-old Irvine woman accidentally crashed her car into a Costa Mesa business over the weekend, authorities said. Police responded to Liberty Tax, 2200 Harbor Blvd., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that a car had been driven into the...
  • Three-car collision leaves a driver trapped in Costa Mesa

    Firefighters pulled a trapped driver from an SUV after a crash Saturday in Costa Mesa. The SUV ended up on its side after a three-car collision about 3 p.m. at Placentia and Adams avenues, according to police. The driver, who was the only one in the...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • Girls in Labor Day car crash released from hospital

    COSTA MESA — Two teen girls injured in a Labor Day car crash have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery, police said Wednesday. The girls were riding in a four-door BMW driven by a 16-year-old Costa Mesa boy about...
  • Driver dies after tree falls on car

    Driver dies after tree falls on car
    COSTA MESA — A woman was killed in an apparent freak accident Thursday afternoon when a 50- to 70-foot eucalyptus tree planted in a street median fell on her car as she waited at a red light. Haeyoon Miller, 29, of Tustin, was pronounced dead at...
  • Driver accused of killing cyclist will stand trial

    NEWPORT BEACH — A Newport Beach woman will stand trial on charges that she was driving drunk and texting when she hit and killed a bicyclist in Newport Coast, Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson ruled Thursday. Danae Miller, 23,...
  • Student hit in crosswalk remains in critical condition

    The Newport Harbor High School senior who was hit by a car driven by an allegedly intoxicated woman remained in critical condition Wednesday, school officials said. Crystal Morales, 17, was placed in a physician-induced coma at Western Medical Center in...
  • Newport firefighters grapple with fires, collisions

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to 20 emergency calls Sunday, including a multivehicle collision and residential fires. Firefighters went to a crash about 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Jamboree Road involving multiple vehicles, according to a news release...
  • Four-car crash in Costa Mesa causes injuries

    COSTA MESA — A four-car crash sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon, police said. The crash near Orange Coast College happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fairview Road and Merrimac Way, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt....