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Pedestrian Injured When Woman Drives Into 7-Eleven … Doh!

March 30, 2011-According to reports a pedestrian was injured when a woman drove into a 7-Eleven. Doh! More crazy California news. According to Dan Adams the accident occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. at a 7-Eleven convenience store at the northwest corner of Main Street and Palmyra Avenue.

The woman was driving a GMC Sierra pickup truck and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the truck to accelerate into a guardrail and then through the stores window. A female pedestrian was injured, when she was struck by the rail and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported by store employees, customers or the driver of the GMC pickup truck. Looks like they won’t be needing a personal injury lawyer doesn’t it? It really chaps my hide that people drive like such buffoons in California.

Hundreds of Thousands of Sardines, Mackerel and Anchovies Dead at Redondo Beach

March 8, 2011-According to reports by bloggers, workers from several local agencies are scoping up thousands of dead fish out of the waters in Redondo Beach.

According to Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors spokesperson Debbie Talbot workers from numerous local agencies are scooping hundreds of thousands of dead sardines, Mackerel and Anchovies out of the waters at King Harbor Marina.

The fish die-off was likely caused by severe winds seen on Monday night, causing the fish to seek safe waters, Talbot stated. She went on to say that there were so many in the waters that the oxygen was completely depleted and when the water was tested Tuesday morning it was at zero. Fish, according to Talbot can survive in water that is at an oxygen level of 5 or higher.

According to marine coordinator for King Harbor, Staci Gabrielli, the fish were so thick in some areas of the marina that boats could not get out of the harbor. Authorities state that they in fact will be dumped back into the water, transported to recycling plants or landfills. Resident Walter Waite stated that everything looked normal yesterday and today there were millions of dead fish in the harbor.

Sarah Palin Joined The Rolling Thunder Bike Ride

May 30, 2011 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports, to honor military veterans and missing soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors in Washington D.C. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor was a passenger on a Harley Davidson motorcycle riding among the estimated 400,000 riders on their 24th annual Memorial Day ride to honor veterans and missing service members. Palin’s husband and daughters also took part in the ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam War Memorial.

Palin posed for pictures with service members, motorcycle riders, families and friends during the Rolling Thunder event. She visited the WWII memorials and the Lincoln Memorial and with her party read the words of President Lincoln.

On her website Palin stated that riding with the bikers that joined in the annual ride made it clear that everyone needs to do everything they can to remind Americans we have our freedom because of these veterans, the missing and fallen service members.

Redwood City Has Their Share of Auto Accidents

All in all, the California cities of San Mateo, Hayward and Kansas City have seen their fair its share of auto accident tragedies in recent years.  Seattle and Renton WA are no picnics either. I cannot believe it’s been four years since one of the more famous Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, a man named David Halberstam, died in an auto accident in the said region.

As I recall, it was a graduate student who was ferrying Halbertam to an interview and ran a red light, causing the great man’s death. I think the judge let him off lightly because he was extremely remorseful about what had happened and probably had a pretty good record to that time.

Another auto accident that sticks with me is the one just a few months ago when a Redwood City or Hayward man died after he was rear-ended by a big rig. That one happened in Indio, I believe, however. In that one a tractor-trailer that jackknifed caused a chain reaction that involved another big rig and three cars. In addition to the fatality there were also victims of the crash who suffered major injuries.  I remember a King County car wreck on the road a while back,Someone also must have needed a good Renton auto repair for your vehicle such as:  BEETLESMITH.COM in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

For their part, they are located at:

Beetlesmith’s Valley Auto Service

4096 East Valley RD
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 324-3929
In 2009, by the way, there were 4 pedestrians involved in fatal auto accidents in Redwood City, and 7 vehicles involved in fatal accidents. That year there were no fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers.
It could have been worse but it’s bad enough. Be careful out there.

Drunk Driver Allegedly Caused Ten Car Accident Near Buellton, California

In legal automobile accident news from th golden state, My husband and I are traveling by car back from a graduation ceremony in Monterrey California. We made our way back via Big Sur and Santa Barbara: Such gorgeous country! On our way through Buellton, a beautiful little hamlet just north of Santa Barbara, there was a multi-car pile-up on Highway 246. All in all this reminds me of a similiar vehicle crash in Pleasanton. As an aside, this particular Pleasanton auto repair  tech body shop is top notch if your car has damages that need to be fixed in Pleasanton, Ca. or the bay area.  In my opinion they are a first rate automotive firm.

Apparently 10 people were hurt in an accident involving four cars just west of Buellton. We actually passed through a few days after the accident but read about it when we stopped in Ventura. The media reported that it is suspected that a DUI driver crossed lanes and hit a truck, and one person was struck while trying to route traffic around the scene on the road in question.
The media also reported that emergency crews came to the aid in the accident Tuesday morning that sent 10 people to area hospitals with injuries.

Gina Potthoff, staff writer for Noozhawk, posted a report for the online news outlet on the accident on Dec. 4, 2012, under the headline, “Ten people were injured Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle accident on Highway 246 west of Buellton.”
Potthoff writes that, “According to CHP, 18-year-old Gerardo Torres Jr. of Lompoc was allegedly driving drunk and traveling westbound approaching Tularosa Road when his Honda Civic crossed into the eastbound lane.” ‘she notes that Torres hit an eastbound pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Romualdo Jacinto of Lompoc, which threw it onto its roof.

She reports that Torres, who was allegedly intoxicated as he drove away from the Chumash Casino Resort, suffered a fractured femur and was transported to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Jacinto had moderate injuries and two of his four passengers were injured.
Sadly, while waiting for the CHP to arrive, 60-year-old Thomas Meade of Buellton was hit by another vehicle after he began directing traffic and helping others. He ended up with serious injuries and was taken to Cottage Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Also, four others were taken to Lompoc Valley Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the article.
I wish out highways and streets were more safe on the whole, specially here in Pleasanton.