This Week In The News (02/04-02/08)
Here are some of the latest personal injury, traffic accident, and other local news in Southern California.
1. A Baseball Killed a Woman at Dodger Stadium, MLB’s First Foul-Ball Death in Nearly 50 Years
Tuesday, February 5 (The Washington Post) – On August 25, 2018, Linda Goldbloom, 79, was struck in the head by a baseball at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles native was rushed to the hospital, where she died four days later. Her daughter, Jana Brody, argued netting behind home plate should be raised. The incident followed a similar hit injuring a 2-year-old girl in 2017, leading all Major League Baseball teams to extend baseline netting.
2. Big Rig Crash Prompts Closure of 5 Freeway in Castaic
Wednesday, February 6 (CBS Los Angeles) – A big rig overturned on the 5 Freeway Wednesday night, just after 10 p.m. The accident occurred north of Parker Road, and left the wreckage across all northbound lanes. One injury was reported. The northbound side of the freeway was closed until at least 2 a.m.
3. 4 Victims Identified as Family Members in Deadly Yorba Linda Plane Crash
Wednesday, February 6 (Los Angeles Times) – Roy Lee Anderson, 85; Dahlia Marlies Leber Anderson, 68; Stacie Norene Leber, 48; and Donald Paul Elliot, 58 were identified as the four people killed in a Yorba Linda home hit by a plane Sunday. The plane crashed into the Andersons’ home, about 10 miles from Fullerton Airport, where the Cessna took off at around 1:35 p.m. The pilot, 75-year-old Antonio Pastini, also died.
4. 3 Killed and 3 Injured in Oceanside Crash; Teen Driver Arrested
Tuesday, February 5 (Los Angeles Times) – Mason Fish, 19, was arrested after running a red light in his 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and broadsiding a car, killing three women and injuring three other people. A woman (who later died at a hospital) and a 13-year old girl were thrown from the 2003 Mazda 6 sedan. Fish was held on suspicion of driving under the influence.
5. Lakers Waiting for Counter Offer from Pelicans in Anthony Davis Trade Talks
Tuesday, February 5 (ESPN) – Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, requested the New Orleans Pelicans offer counter proposals on All-Star Anthony Davis. The Pelicans could hold Davis into the offseason if the Thursday deadline is missed, and other teams have yet to make an offer. Davis refused to sign an extension with any team last summer and can’t become a free agent until July 2020.
6. Top 8 Players Los Angeles Rams Could Potentially Re-Sign During 2019 Free Agency
Tuesday, February 5 (FanSided) – After losing Super Bowl 53, the Los Angeles Rams are considering areas for improvement. Some of its players may hit free agency. The team may weigh options to bring them back, while it is working out a contract situation with Aaron Donald, who joined the Oakland Raiders in a deal signed just before the regular-season opener.
7. Orange County Residents Can Now Send 911 Emergency Text Messages
Wednesday, February 6 (CBS Los Angeles) – Public safety agencies in Orange County will now accept text-to-911. Launched in parts of Los Angeles County in 2017, the service is intended for the speech disabled, hearing impaired, and those who can’t call 911. Messages are delivered to the sender’s nearest dispatch center, which also receives their longitude and latitude.
8. Amtrak Hits, Kills Man In Santa Ana, California, Metrolink Trains Cancelled
Thursday, February 7 (International Business Times) – On Wednesday night, an unidentified man was struck and killed instantly by Amtrak Train A591. The incident occurred at around 9:05 p.m. between the Santa Ana and Fullerton Stations. Two Metrolink trains were cancelled due to the accident.
9. Man Falls to Death While Aiding Crash Victim
Wednesday, February 6 (NBC San Diego) – Robert Verlin Bruno, Jr. was killed after jumping off an I-8 bridge, to avoid oncoming vehicles involved in a separate collision. Bruno, 48, was attempting to help the driver of a Chevy pick-up truck, which spun out on a patch of ice. His body was later discovered in the snow-covered canyon under the bridge. He is survived by his fiancée, Gwendolyn Sneed, who said he was willing to help anybody.
10. El Cajon Cheer Athlete Killed In Riverside County Accident
Monday, February 4 (10 News San Diego) – Kenrod James Jr., a popular cheer athlete with Cheer Force San Diego, was killed in a car accident on I-10 in Cabazon, following a weekend competition in Palm Springs. James was struck by a Honda CRV while inspecting damage to his car, caused by a driver who left the scene. The driver who hit James, who died at a local hospital, remained at the scene.
Call Jacob Emrani at 888-952-2952 if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident.