Saturday, January 15, 2011

HORRIFIC ACCIDENT: TEN CAR WRECK AT PCH and RIVERSIDE IN NEWPORT BEACH KILLS AT LEAST 3 and injures several others. Share your thoughts if your were there.

What's THE REaction: 
This is Pacific Coast Highway and Riverside in Newport Beach.  Courtesy of Google Maps!
Image via Wikipedia
By Randy Economy



Updated at 7:51 p.m.

Still no word on the names of those killed in this accident.  Also, above is a map from Google that shows the approximate location of the scene.

6:44 p.m.
Newport Beach, CACalifornia State Route 1 shieldImage via Wikipedia

Today's picture perfect afternoon here in the OC has turned into a total nightmare in the enclave of Newport Beach.

Three people are dead, another is fighting for their life, and two others are being treated at local OC hospitals after a massive 10-car pile up took place at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Riverside.  I just saw some of the images on Eyewitness News here in So Cal and frankly I am stunned that more people didn't get killed.

This has to be one of the most horrific car accidents Newport Beach has seen in a long, long time, if not ever.
Witnesses are still in shock.  The entire area of PCH will be closed for many hours between Tustin Avenue and Newport Boulevard.

Newport Beach Seal at the PierImage via WikipediaIf you were at the scene, or want to share your thoughts, or IPhone photos or videos, send them to me at

As soon as the names are released of those involved in the crash by either the Newport Beach Fire Department or the Orange County Coroner I will update my blog.

Be careful.

Not sure if drugs or alcohol played a factor, or any other circumstances at this time, keep you posted and keep the victims in your thoughts and Prayers tonight!

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Marco from Costa Mesa said...

I got stuck in the traffic jam. This was the WORST accident scene I have EVER SEEN in my 63 years on the earth. My heart goes out to those killed and injured.

Anonymous said...

I live less than 4 blocks from this crash. So so upsetting to see this happen. Still shaking.

Newporter Nan said...

Holy sh*t. Just a few months ago we had that horrible plane crash here in the Back Bay area that killed three people. Now this. Just awful.

Anonymous said...

saw the accident on my way to birthday dinner at Joes Crab Shack. Heard from various waiters that accident was due to drunk driving :(

Anonymous said...

I was having a late lunch right near the scene, and it was HORRIFIC

Anonymous said...

My husband and I were about four cars back from the accident. He decided to make out (which was unusual) in the car prior to leaving the restaurant we just had lunch at. A few minutes and it could of been us!

It was very very quiet. No police yet, no fire trucks, just people moving in shock, speechless. One man was walking down the street puking. I am still disturbed over it! I am also just obsessed with knowing what happened. Maybe the girl was ill? maybe the car malfunctioned?? none the less it was a very very bad day for many many people. I heard someone saying they were walking across the street to the yachts for a wedding. I cant even imagine...

Carol said...

What's worse in an accident is when it claims lives. It's sad to think that car accidents can be avoided if only safety precautions were applied.

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Car accidents can cause extensive personal injuries and property damage. There are several causes of car accidents, but reckless teenage drivers are a main cause of car accidents.

Andi said...

My condolences go out to the families of the 3 victims. I thought I'd share as well for grieving families. It gets easier when you talk with someone else who is going through the same ordeal.

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

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