An accident involving an Audi sedan, a motorcycle, a van and a cyclist left two dead and others injured.
A 68-year-old woman walking on a sidewalk and a motorcyclist were killed in a high-speed crash that toppled a telephone pole and caused a gas leak in Fullerton.
The wrecked Audi saloon ended up on its roof next to a house after the crash around 9am on Easter Sunday. The Audi and motorcycle were traveling at high speeds when they collided with a Toyota minivan making a left turn at an intersection, police said.
The Yamaha R6 motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of the van. The Audi crashed into the front passenger side. The occupants of the van, a 74-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, were hospitalized with minor injuries.
The 35-year-old motorcyclist died in hospital. He has been identified as Bryan Tacadena Talladen, 34, of Anaheim.
The Audi skidded off the road and hit a cyclist and a 68-year-old woman, Antonia Mendez-Ruiz, of Fullerton. She was on her way to an Easter gathering with her husband when they were hit from behind, she said.
A man traveling at high speed between Orange and Los Angeles counties was arrested after hitting a red light on Friday.
“I fell on this side and when I got up I saw that they had thrown my wife there,” said Jesús Martínez. “When the paramedics arrived she was not moving, she was lifeless.”
The cyclist was hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The car then slammed into the telephone pole before rolling onto its roof next to a house. The 32-year-old driver was not seriously injured.
Homes in the area were evacuated due to a gas leak caused by the incident.
Luis Cisneros and his family were celebrating Easter Day at the time of the accident. He said drivers often speed up on the stretch of road.
“I don’t know why people are running or speeding here on this street where there are houses and children,” he said, adding that the accident was about the third he had witnessed in as many. of years.
No arrests were reported on Sunday. Authorities have asked anyone with information about the crash to call police at 714-738-6815.