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LOCAL
December 2, 2009
Police are looking for witnesses of a Monday traffic collision on Newport Boulevard. According to police, a Chevy Trail Blazer westbound on Mesa Drive collided with a Ford Focus northbound on Newport Boulevard about 3:33 p.m. The accident sent two drivers and a passenger to the hospital. Police did not immediately specify who was driving. Roberta Coder, 82, of Long Beach, was sent to Mission Hospital with critical injuries. She died the next day of natural causes unrelated to the crash, coroner officials said.
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LOCAL
January 22, 2006
The 52-year-old Corona del Mar man who was severely injured Dec. 13 when he was hit by an alleged drunk driver remained unconscious in the hospital as of late Thursday, police said. An updated condition was not available as of late Saturday. Thomas Kroopf was stopped on the side of the road helping his son with car problems at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 13 when the accident happened. He had parked his car near the curb on Newport Coast Drive when a Hummer H2 hit the rear end of his car, knocking him over a chain link fence and down an embankment.
NEWS
July 24, 2003
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Man killed after car flies off bridge The driver of a Porsche traveling at speeds of about 100 mph on the Costa Mesa Freeway on Tuesday night was killed after he lost control of his car, which ended up smashing through a guard rail before plunging onto the San Diego Freeway, California Highway Patrol officials said. The driver, whose name was not released, was reportedly pursuing another car that passed him after he entered the freeway from the Del Mar Avenue onramp just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, CHP officials said.
LOCAL
By By Lauren Vane | January 22, 2006
The Costa Mesa man who allegedly used his BMW to run down another man in an Aliso Viejo shopping center attempted to file a stolen vehicle report for his car Friday, police said. Morteza Bakhtiari, 26, is believed to be the driver of a silver BMW that struck a pedestrian while speeding through the parking lot of the Aliso Viejo Town Center late Thursday. Forty-one-year-old John Royston was walking through the parking lot when he saw the car driving too fast and either said something or waved for the driver to slow down.
LOCAL
October 30, 2009
A pickup truck struck a 12-year-old boy who ran across MacArthur Boulevard in traffic Friday morning, Newport Beach police said. The boy, a seventh-grader at Corona Del Mar Middle School, was on his way to school about 7 a.m. when he ran westbound from Bonita Canyon Road across MacArthur Boulevard, said Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor. A Dodge pickup southbound on MacArthur struck the boy as he was crossing the street, Sailor said. The truck had a green light at the time of the accident, and the driver does not appear to be at fault, Sailor said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | April 23, 2009
First-responders speculate that a surfer found floating face down in the water Thursday morning off Crystal Cove State Beach likely crashed into the sea floor while trying to catch a wave. Newport Beach Battalion Chief Steve Bunting said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was surfing with friends Thursday morning when he injured himself and couldn’t swim to shore on his own. The group was surfing on the southern tip of Crystal Cove, also known as El Morro, about 8 a.m. when one of them called 911 about their fellow surfer.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Newport Beach firefighters made two rescues over the weekend, including a rescue of a person who was injured on a rocky part of the coast, according to officials. At 1:48 p.m. Sunday firefighters received a call of an injured cyclist near El Moro Canyon, a popular cycling location in Crystal Cove State Park, said Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz. Firefighters took the man to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach for treatment, although his condition was not released. At 2:24 p.m., firefighters and lifeguards responded to a call of a person down on a mile-long stretch of coast between Rocky Point and Ladder Rock, a rocky area near cliffs that is difficult to access.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 7, 2013
On their way back from a rescue in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach firefighters found themselves responding to a crash that critically injured a pedestrian and also hurt her dog. In the first incident, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Newport and Laguna Beach fire departments rescued an injured man in the back country near Crystal Cove State Park, according to a Newport fire official. Crews found a man with a shoulder injury in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and got him to the park entrance at the top of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast, according to Newport Fire Capt.
OCNOW
From Daily Pilot staff reports | April 3, 2013
One of the two Costa Mesa hikers who got lost in Trabuco Canyon was found about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jason Park said Nicholas Cendoya, 19, was found after a crew of hikers said they saw him and pointed in his direction. Cendoya was conscious but weak and confused, Park said. A helicopter was sent to pick him up in a thick brush area about a half mile from where his car was found. VIDEO: KTLA reports from the scene As of 10:30 p.m. Kyndall Jack, 18, was still missing.
NEWS
September 19, 2012
The Orange County district attorney's office announced charges Wednesday against a man accused of hitting a Newport Beach doctor with a truck and fleeing the scene. Michael Jason Lopez, 39, of Anaheim faces one felony count of hit-and-run causing death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, according to the D.A.'s office. Lopez also faces a sentencing enhancement for a prior strike conviction - a 1993 residential burglary. Lopez appeared in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday, but his arraignment was continued.
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