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Transportation Disasters

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  • Four injured in possible DUI crash, police say

    COSTA MESA — Police now believe the man whose car plowed through a bus bench and across four lanes of traffic Friday night may have driving under the influence. Four people were hurt when the driver of a Dodge Caravan jumped over a curb while...
  • Law firm has come a long way since 1951

    NEWPORT BEACH — Sixty years ago, a lawyer could make his career off the railroads. These days, a more diverse portfolio is required. In 1951, Newport Beach law firm Cummins & White was formed to serve a then-booming business in railroad law with...
  • 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...
  • Man gets six years in fatal DUI crash

    A drunk driver from Costa Mesa who killed a pedestrian after losing control of his car in Santa Ana received six years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Beau Richard Cook, 29, had pleaded guilty "to one...
  • Community Commentary: Lifeguards remain vital for Newport

    In an attempt to clear up her comments, Councilwoman Leslie Daigle managed to clear up only one thing (Community Commentary: Official clears up lifeguard services comments," April 22): She does not have any idea what the permanent lifeguards do for the...
  • Students get reality check

    Students get reality check
    Jordan Pickard spent time "in jail" on her 17th birthday. The Newport Harbor High School student participated in a mock drunk-driving crash staged Tuesday morning on campus in front of about 1,200 juniors and seniors. Her parents, Scott and Kim Pickard,...
  • Sweet's name defined her, friends say

    IRVINE — Silkscreened on their matching green T-shirts was a photo of their friend at a birthday party. It was taken just hours before a car crash that led to her untimely death. Krista Merassa, Parisa Ghaemi and Alison Rivas, all 15, wore the...
  • Payout doesn't affect budget

    COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered...
  • 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...