Young Football Player Killed in Accident Caused by Tire Tread Separation

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Even Perez, 10, was killed in a car accident in California after the vehicle in which he was a passenger went out of control and crashed, the morning of September 15, 2012. According to a news account in The Hanford Sentinel, the fatal SUV rollover crash occurred on the 5 Freeway south of Derrick Avenue near Coalinga. California Highway Patrol officials say that 2001 Mitsubishi SUV was traveling at about 70 mph when the tread on the left rear tire separated.

The SUV overturned into the center median and three out of the six passengers, including Even, were ejected. Even died at the scene. His mother, Alma Lopez-Diaz, 37, and four other passengers were transported to a Fresno hospital. They were identified as Even’s three siblings and one other child – 13-year-old Eddie Lopez, Christian Cervantes, 9, Alex Alukya and Rosemary Perez, both 12.

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Man Killed in Monrovia Car Accident

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Jimmy Hughes Jr., 37, was killed in a Los Angeles County car accident after he lost control of his SUV and crashed into another vehicle. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred on the 134 Freeway near Harvey Drive in Monrovia, the morning of September 14, 2012. California Highway Patrol officials say Hughes was westbound on the freeway when he lost control of his Chevy Suburban SUV, which went off the shoulder, across the median and into eastbound lanes. The SUV then collided with a Toyota Solara and overturned. Hughes sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the Toyota Solara suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Jimmy Hughes Jr. for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Man Killed in San Bernardino County Rollover Crash

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David Alex Trujillo, 26, was killed and two others – 21-year-old Frankie J. Ruiz of Colton and a 3-year-old Rialto boy – were injured in a rollover accident, the night of September 8, 2012. According to The Press-Enterprise, the fatal crash occurred along Highway 259 near Highland Avenue in San Bernardino. California Highway Patrol officials say the southbound 1993 Jeep Cherokee veered to the right and struck the curb causing it to roll over. The vehicle then hit the guardrail and tumbled down a steep embankment. Trujillo was ejected and died at the scene. Ruiz sustained major injuries while the boy escaped with minor injuries. Officials suspect that Trujillo and Ruiz were not wearing their seatbelts. The investigation into the cause of this crash is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and many friends of David Alex Trujillo. My thoughts and prayers are also with the two injured victims. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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Riverside County Rollover Accident Proves Fatal

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Levon Saunders, 32, was killed in a Riverside County car accident when her station wagon left the roadway and rolled over.  According to The Press Enterprise, the fatal rollover accident occurred on 9th Street west of Winchester Road in Winchester. Officials identified the victim on July 15, 2012. Saunders was ejected from her vehicle when it rolled into a field off the roadway. She was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Levon Saunders following this tragic car accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Riverside Car Accident Statistics

According to CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 79 people were killed and 2,249 were injured as a result of car accidents in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County in 2009. During that same year, there were 203 fatalities and 7,974 injuries reported as a result of car accidents countywide. More

Ford Explorer SUVs Investigated for Power Steering Issues

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Federal Safety regulators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSAS) are looking into complaints regarding auto defects involving steering issues with Ford Explorers. According to The Associated Press, so far, 15 drivers have complained that their 2011 Explorer SUV suddenly lost its power steering assist. When this occurs, the SUVs can become difficult to control. Officials are trying to determine if there will be a safety recall of the 83,000 potentially defective Explorers.

Dangers of Power Steering Failures

Some drivers who have reported the issue say that a warning message appeared on the instrument panel before the power steering failed. In a few of the cases, restarting the SUV solved the problem. It does not appear that anyone has been injured or killed as a result of these auto defects. It is absolutely essential to have the power steering working properly in a vehicle. When this feature fails it may become difficult to turn or even change lanes. Drivers who are experiencing issues with their steering should immediately slow down and pull over. These are flaws that could end in serious injury car accidents.

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Orange County Woman Killed in SUV Rollover Accident

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Blanca P. Estela, 39, of Santa Ana, was fatally injured in an SUV rollover accident after officials say a tire blew out and the vehicle rolled over. According to an Associated Press news article, the rollover crash occurred a little after noon on June 20, 2012 on the northbound Interstate 15 near Sloan, Nevada. State troopers say a rear tire on the 2006 Dodge SUV failed before the vehicle swerved and rolled over on the freeway shoulder. Estela was pronounced dead at the scene. A 9-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted with critical injuries while four others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family members and many friends of Blanca Estela, who are mourning her terrible loss. My heart also goes out to the young girl who has been critically injured as well as the four victims who have suffered injuries in this crash. I wish them all the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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Woman Killed in Orange County Ford Bronco Rollover Accident

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Yoeen Sauseda, 22, was fatally injured in a Santa Ana car accident when the Ford Bronco in which she was a passenger overturned on the freeway, the morning of June 3, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the rollover crash occurred on the southbound 55 near Dyer Road in Santa Ana. Officials say the driver of the Bronco, Erasmo Molina, 69, swerved to the right causing his Bronco to roll over. Sauseda was ejected from the vehicle and was fatally injured. Molina, Armando Angeles, 27, and Vanesa Sauseda, 18, suffered serious injuries but survived the crash. Officials state tire tread separation may have caused Molina to lose control of the Bronco.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Yoeen Sauseda following this tragic rollover accidents. My thoughts and prayers are also with the others who were seriously injured here. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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One Killed, One Critically Injured in Rancho Palos Verdes Rollover Accident

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A man in his 30s was killed and his passenger was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident after their SUV went out of control and rolled over. According to a news report in the Daily Breeze, the rollover accident occurred early morning on May 18, 2012 on Palos Verdes Drive West near the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Ranchos Palos Verdes. Police say the 2010 Range Rover SUV was headed west when it crashed into the center divider in an area where the road curves.

Both men were ejected onto the roadway. The driver died and the passenger was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators are planning to examine the vehicle’s data recorder to determine if the driver was speeding and whether the two men were buckled up at the time of the crash. It is not yet clear if alcohol was a factor in this fatal crash.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased rollover accident victim. My thoughts and prayers are also with the critically injured passenger. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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Ford Explorer Rollover in Orange County Seriously Injures Teenager

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A teenager was severely injured in a Lake Forest car accident after the Ford Explorer she was driving blew a tire and rolled over, the afternoon of May 3, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the girl, believed to be 16 or 17, was driving west on El Toro Road near Destry, when the SUV’s right front tire blew out. The driver lost control, drove over a curb and hit a tree. Then, the Explorer turned on its side and slid striking another tree, before flipping onto its roof. The girl had to be extricated from the wreckage and transported to an area hospital. Both her legs were broken and she was scheduled to undergo surgery.

My thoughts and prayers are with the young victim of this rollover accident. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

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Children Killed, Parents Injured in Ford Explorer Rollover Crash

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Fifteen-year-old Sonya De Anda Martinez and 6-year-old Jesus De Anda Martinez, were killed in a San Bernardino car accident after the Ford Explorer SUV in which they were traveling blew a tire, went out of control and rolled over. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the parents, identified as 40-year-old David D. Chavez and Luz M. Chavarria, 35, of Las Vegas, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

California Highway Patrol officials say the 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling on the Interstate 15 near Baker, the morning of April 29, 2012, when the left rear tire deflated. Chavez, who was driving, veered rapidly to the right across traffic lanes and the right shoulder. The Explorer became airborne and rolled down a 25-foot dirt embankment. Two passengers were ejected.

I offer my deepest condolence to the family members of these two children, especially the grieving parents. Tragic! Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. I also wish the injured parents the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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