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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 21, 2012
A collision between a delivery truck and a small passenger vehicle sent one person to the hospital Friday afternoon, authorities said. About 1:47 p.m., a five-ton delivery truck and a smaller car came into full-speed contact at Newport Coast Drive and Vista Ridge Road, according to Newport Beach Fire Department Capt. Glenn White. Newport Beach paramedics took the driver of the smaller vehicle to Mission Hospital's trauma center in Mission Viejo in stable condition, White said.
August 3, 2013
A female bicyclist was in serious condition after an accident on Newport Coast Road near the 73 Freeway Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. At 8:08 a.m., fire personnel responded to the scene and found a woman unconscious on the side of the road after she apparently fell from her bicycle, fire officials said. The woman, whose name was not released, was about 40 years old and was being tended to by her husband and other bystanders when emergency personnel arrived, according to the release.
September 18, 2012
Newport Beach police made an arrest early Tuesday in connection to a weekend hit-and-run that killed a doctor riding her bike. Michael Jason Lopez, 39, of Anaheim is believed to have been driving a full-sized black pickup truck in the Saturday collision that killed Dr. Catherine "Kit" Campion Ritz, Newport police said. Lopez was arrested at 2 a.m. on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, according to police. He was booked at Newport Beach Jail and held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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