PCH fatality driver by Roger Lockhart

Weekend Wrap-up: Earthquake and a Deadly PCH Crash


First, our condolences to the families of the life that was lost on Sunday.  Early Sunday morning at 5:35am, Huntington Beach police attempted a traffic stop at the area of Goldenwest St and Ellis Ave on a black Honda Accord.  This vehicle, occupied by two adult males, was a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle did not yield to police but continued at legal speeds until it hit the “open area” of PCH, at which point it accelerated and topped speeds of over 100mph.  Huntington Beach PD cancelled the pursuit before the driver hit Brookhurst, due to erratic driving and a threat to public safety caused by running from the police.  Unfortunately, the driver continued as though he was still being chased, and minutes later, HBPD was informed of the car crashing in a single-car accident on PCH by the Starbucks in Newport Beach.  The driver fled the vehicle but was later apprehended and taken to an undisclosed hospital, due to his significant injuries.  The passenger suffered fatal injuries, and succumbed to his condition.

Huntington Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call their Detectives, at 714.536.5951



Did you get woken up by the Earthquake over the weekend?

At 11:38:46pm on Saturday 9/19, an earthquake sent its waves through Newport Beach.

The quake was centered at 34.039°N 118.080°W, about 40 miles North from Newport.

You can find more updated information, here: http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Maps/Los_Angeles.html and here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci38695658/executive

For more information about how to be prepared, check out our award-winning Civilian Emergency Response Team, CERT.

Remember, if you have questions about earthquakes, you can always check the live feed at this URL: http://savenewport.com/earthquakes/



About Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com