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Four Ayala Students Injured In Collision

Staff Reports

Chino Hills – Four Ruben S. Ayala High School students were injured in a collision, Thursday, October 20 at 2:22 p.m.

Travis James Weible was driving a silver 2012 Honda Civic northbound on Peyton Dr. when he drifted off the road and struck a cement street light. The four students, aged 14-17,  were walking on the east sidewalk just north of the high school when the incident occurred. Weible’s vehicle was stopped by the street light but not before some of its debris struck the three youngest students. The oldest student was struck by the vehicle itself and is in critical condition.

Weible’s vehicle caught fire after he was assisted out of the mangled vehicle. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for moderate injuries. The three students hit by debris were attended to on site by the Chino Valley Fire Department while the other student was airlifted to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Before the incident, Weible was reportedly driving recklessly and was involved in two other collisions near the area. Investigators have deduced that Weible did not know the students personally and that this event was not intentional.

The Chino Hills Sheriff Deputies requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Together, investigators have concluded that they cannot rule out DUI, speed or inattention as presenting factors to the collision.

Anyone with information regarding the incident are encouraged to contact investigators/deputies Ralph Naso or Anthony Ortega at 909-364-2000.

Off Duty Officer Struck On 60 Freeway In Chino

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An LAPD officer’s damaged motorcycle after crash on 60 freeway.

Photo courtesy: ktla5.com
An LAPD officer’s damaged motorcycle after crash on 60 freeway.

ChinoOn July 13, a veteran LAPD Central Traffic Division Officer was on his way to work when he was struck by an SUV on the 60 freeway near the City of Chino.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on the westbound freeway near Mountain Avenue and was airlifted with major injuries, according to CHP.

CHP officials also stated that the accident occurred when a SUV swerved into the carpool lane after the vehicle had failed to slow for stopping traffic, according to a witness.

According to LAPD Officer Tony Im, the condition of the officer is not known but expected to survive as he’s being treated at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

As investigators were at the scene, the 60 freeway closed and reopened back up around 2 p.m.

As drivers, we should always be aware of our surroundings and look out for motorcyclists in order to avoid this situation from happening again. If you are a motorcycle driver, below are some extra tips by http://www.motorcycles.about.com to help you stay visible to vehicle drivers.

The first way to avoid being hit is to stay out of the blind spots of other vehicles and give you enough room to react. Ways to do so include:

  • Making sure you can see the drivers of the cars around you; if you can see them (through eye contact or in their mirrors), chances are you’re in their line of sight… but never assume anything.
  • Creating a safety buffer around you, which means leaving enough distance ahead of you, and giving yourself space to maneuver away from trouble.
  • Avoid lingering in the blind spots created by the A-pillars and C-pillars of cars; those are the front 3/4 and rear 3/4 angle views out of the driver seat. Passing can be a dangerous maneuver, so be especially aware when overtaking a car or another rider.
  • If you’re riding with a group, be sure to leave a safe distance around you, and ride in a staggered formation for maximum visibility.

If you have any information in regards to this incident, please contact Chino Police Department at (909) 628-1234.

Traffic Collision In Chino Hills

Staff Reports

Chino Hills – Deputies are investigating a minor injury traffic collision off Chino Hills Parkway and Ramona Ave., in Chino Hills.

On Monday, June 27 at about 2:21 p.m., Diana Cabrera, 25, of Ontario, was heading eastbound on Chino Hills Parkway near the intersection of Ramona Ave in the city of Chino Hills. Cabrera entered the intersection on a solid red signal. Brandon Roe, 22, of Chino Hills was heading southbound on Ramona Ave and collided into the rear driver side quarter panel of Cabrera’s vehicle. Cabrera’s vehicle rolled and came to rest on the vehicle’s roof.

Cabrera reported a minor injury and complained of pain, which resulted in the American Medical Response transferring Cabrera to Kaiser in the city of Ontario.

If you have any information about this incident, contact Deputy A. Ortega at (909) 364-2000.


Speed Contest Results In A Collision

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Chino Hills- On June 25, two suspects were arrested after a speed contest that resulted into a collision on Soquel Canyon Parkway and Pipeline Avenue in Chino Hills.

The two suspects were identified as 18-year-old resident of Chino, Juan Nungaray, and a male juvenile resident of Chino who is 17 years-old.

According to the Chino Hills Police Department, the suspects were driving at speeds that doubled the speed limit, about more than 80 mph. The juvenile of the vehicle lost control and collided with several trees before the vehicle came to rest on the sidewalk of Soquel Canyon Parkway. There was also a passenger with the juvenile, who suffered minor injuries from the collision.

Both suspects were arrested for participating in a speed contest, and both vehicles were impounded.

If you have any additional information, please contact Deputy J. Arden of the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department at (909) 364-2000.

Walnut Resident Killed In Crash

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WalnutTwo young men died June 17 in an accident on Interstate 10 involving a semi truck.

Walnut resident, Juan Leon Jr, 23 years old and Nicolas Madrigales, 20 years old, were co-workers on their way to work. According to local reports, the two had been traveling the opposite direction causing a head on collision with a semi-truck. The two victims had to be cut from the wreckage by county firefighters.

According to Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department, a third person was at the scene and evaluated but unhurt from the accident.

A GoFundMe account was created for the families: https://www.gofundme.com/2a344rmg

If you ever encounter a truck accident in Desert Center, take these important steps afterwards:

As the trucking industry grows in Desert Center, more and more truck accidents are happening.

Commercial trucks are common on the roads, and their size, weight, and many blind spots pose significant dangers to other drivers. And when a truck accident occurs, victims often suffer serious, debilitating injuries that require long­-term medical care. Fatality truck crashes are common.

An experienced Desert Center truck accident lawyer is needed to manage an insurance claim and hire experts such as engineers and accident scene investigators who preserve and document evidence.

Learn more about the next steps to take after a serious or fatal accident by visiting: http://www.accidentdatacenter.com

Eastvale Mourns Loss



Hundreds come together in great sadness at the Candlelight Vigil on Sun., Oct. 5, at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Photo Courtesy: Eastvale News)

Hundreds come together in great sadness at the Candlelight Vigil on Sun., Oct. 5, at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Photo Courtesy: Eastvale News)

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale mourns the loss of four beloved teens, and a Corona man, who all perished in a three-car accident on Fri., Oct. 3.

Nathaniel Marin, Andrew Anthony Deleon, Nathan Dominguez, and Alex Horta – all 2013 graduates of Eleanor Roosevelt High School – and Luis Ayala Mendoza, 47, of Corona, were involved in a collision on nearby Pine Avenue in Chino (near Chino-Corona Road) at around 8:45 p.m.

Although the accident is still under investigation, reports says that the Chevrolet truck the teens were riding in struck a rail and caught fire, causing two additional vehicles to collide into them. The driver of the third vehicle had minor injuries.

Broken-hearted loved ones all came together to remember these men at a Candlelight Vigil on Sun., Oct. 5, with hundreds of people honoring their lives, missing their friends, and saying good-bye.


Name of Driver of Fatal Pine Ave Accident Released

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Eastvale – The driver of a vehicle involved in the auto accident on Pine Ave near Eastvale was released today.
Nathaniel Marin was reportedly the driver of a vehicle involved in the 3 car accident. His vehicle, an extra cab pickup, crashed and caught fire which resulted in the deaths of the four.
Nathan Dominguez, Alex Horta, Andrew De Leon, and Nathaniel Marin all perished in the accident.
There will be a Candle Light vigil in front of Roosevelt HS tonight, Sunday, October 5, at 7:30 for the 4 Roosevelt graduates Over 1,000 people are expected to attend.