Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mystery surrounds man’s actions

Everyone’s been talking about the tragedy on the racetrack involving a professional driver who got out of his car, walked onto the track and was run over and killed. He appeared to be angry when he decided to exit his vehicle. The story has gotten national attention.

Nobody knows why a man in Garden Grove walked into traffic, only to be run over and killed. Police do say he’d been drinking earlier that night. That story, of course, remains a local one.

Here’s the official report:

On Aug. 10, at 9:19 p.m., Garden Grove officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Chapman just east of Haster.

Officers found the victim lying in the street, critically injured. Medics treated the victim and transported him to UCI Medical Center. He underwent emergency surgery, but succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim was traveling westbound on Chapman just east of Haster in the No. 1 lane in a 2007 blue Honda Civic 2-door, when the victim suddenly ran northbound across Chapman from the south curbline, dodging vehicles as he went.

When the victim attempted to run across the No. 1 westbound lane of Chapman, the driver of the Honda was unable to avoid hitting him.

There were no signs of impairment on the part of the Honda driver and there are currently no charges anticipated against him. The victim had been drinking earlier in the evening, but the investigation is continuing into his level of intoxication, if any.

–Brady Rhoades

A sneak peek into fall sports

Mark down these dates on your calendars: Aug. 20 and Aug. 27.

That’s when the Orange County News will publish its fall sports preview. Yes, there will be plenty of football, but we’re also previewing such sports as volleyball, water polo and more.

And… if you have anything you’d like printed in the preview that’s newsworthy, send to brhoades@localnewspapers.org. Pictures must be sent in JPEG format.

–Brady Rhoades