Young Woman Found Dead in Spring Valley

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Young Woman Found Dead in Spring Valley

The passing of a young person is always a sad affair; however, the recent death of a 22-year-old woman is especially tragic as foul play is suspected to have perhaps played a role. Authorities found the lifeless body of Victoria Lynn Lyman at her home in Spring Valley at roughly 9:30 a.m. this past Saturday.

Though her exact cause of death is not yet known, police brought in homicide detectives after they noticed what were described as obvious signs of traumatic injury on her body.

Paramedics who were first on the scene gave Lyman CPR before transporting her to nearby Grossmont Hospital. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead on arrival.

It will most likely be several weeks before we find out what caused the young lady’s death. Investigators have questioned her husband and a roommate who shared the house. According to officials, both were home at the time Lyman’s body was discovered. An autopsy is being performed by The San Diego County Medical Examiner who will also run toxicology tests, though the results probably won’t do much to explain the physical signs of injury authorities noticed.

There is no word on who called authorities or originally found the body. Neighbors who were interviewed by NBC 7 had little to say about the woman. Most didn’t know her, but only ever saw her in passing. We also don’t know much else about the state the body was in or where on the property it was found.

Obviously, the husband and roommate should both retain legal representation if they haven’t already. This is always a good idea before speaking to the police. Even if they’re completely innocent, they could find themselves in hot water if they don’t fully understand their rights. For this reason, anyone else who knew Lyman and faces questioning should secure an attorney’s services too.

Source:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Homicide-Investigation-Underway-in-Spring-Valley-281191661.html

Pedestrian Injured in Pacific Beach

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Pedestrian Injured in Pacific Beach

Sadly, San Diego does not have a very good reputation where pedestrian safety is concerned. For the better part of a decade now, the city has looked for solutions to help lower the number of people who get hurt or die every year simply because they were traveling on foot along the city’s many roads. Pacific Beach and other cities surrounding San Diego don’t have very good histories either, unfortunately.

While San Diego already has a pedestrian death on their hands for the month of November, Pacific Beach just saw their first injury. Hopefully, there won’t be many more.

The accident occurred at 6:20 p.m. when, according to police, a 72-year-old woman was headed west down Turquoise Street, which is close to Bayard Street. The driver was behind the wheel of an SUV, meaning when she hit the 62-year-old victim, the impact was quite significant.

Neither party has been named in this case. We know that the 62-year-old man was crossing Turquoise Street, which put him in the path of the woman’s vehicle.

However, authorities reported that the victim had been drinking heavily prior to the accident. It’s also believed that he darted across Turquoise Street, meaning he probably didn’t give the driver a lot of time to react.

Whatever the case, the man had to be taken to the hospital immediately and is probably lucky to be alive. He is still being cared for due to the serious injuries he suffered to the head.

There is no further word yet on whether or not the driver or pedestrian will face any charges. However, both parties would do well to seek legal representation all the same. If the man was breaking the law when he crossed the street, the police will charge him and the driver could also sue. On the other hand, the man could also have a lawsuit to file if he can prove the driver was in the wrong.

Source:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/01/accident-suv-turquoise-pacific-beach-police/

Man Arrested under Suspicion of DUI after Killing Woman

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Man Arrested under Suspicion of DUI after Killing Woman

It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a vehicle when you’ve had too much to drink. Doing so could easily result in a very expensive ticket. However, it could also mean putting other people’s lives at risk too. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened back on October 20th in Long Beach when a man decided to drive while under the influence of alcohol, becoming one of the nearly 16,000 Californians who will do so every year.

The victim has yet to be named, but it sounds as though she may have been under the influence herself or otherwise using poor judgment when she decided to cross the northbound lanes of I-710 early Sunday morning. Investigators have not given any other reason for why she would attempt this.

In any case, at the same time she was attempting to cross, Eric J. Nagao, 51, of Long Beach was driving his Toyota Tacoma north. He was the first to strike the woman, but the impact then put her in the path of a Toyota Scion and then a Toyota Camry. She was declared dead at the scene.

All the drivers in the accident immediately pulled over, including Mr. Nagao. However, the California Highway Patrol later arrested him under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

While there is still more investigating to be done, it should go without saying that Nagao needs an attorney ASAP. It’s certainly never a good idea to drink and drive, but Nagao would have been better served if he knew the contact information for a reliable attorney beforehand.

The state of California has a success rate near 80% when it comes to convicting people who have been charged with a DUI. That means even if you avoid hurting yourself or others, there’s a very good chance you’ll still be punished in a major way.

Sources:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/20/woman-on-freeway-killed-by-suspected-drunk-driver/

http://www.topgundui.com/san-diego-dui-enforcement

Jogger Dies after Being Hit by a Pickup

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Jogger Dies after Being Hit by a Pickup

It’s no secret that San Diego and the surrounding area have some of the best weather in the entire nation. This helps explain why you can find so many people out on bicycles, jogging or just walking to get to where they need to go. Unfortunately, while it’s popular to travel by foot, bicycle, or rollerblade, that hasn’t seemed to make it any safer. San Diego is the worst city in the state when it comes to pedestrian safety and it’s one of the worst in the entire country as well.

There were a number of accidents in October that left pedestrians either hurt or dead and November isn’t starting out on a very good foot either. On the first day of the month, a man was killed when he tried running across Route 67.

To be fair to the driver in this case, it doesn’t sound like the jogger was being particularly safe with his choice to cross such a busy bit of road. Details are still coming in, but authorities have said the man who hit the deceased didn’t have time to react when the jogger ran out in front of his car.

Fortunately, no one else was hurt or involved in the accident. When the Chevrolet Silverado made contact with the victim, it sent his body off to the shoulder of the highway, meaning other drivers didn’t make contact with him.

The names of both men are currently being withheld. As we said, details are also limited at this time too. Though it sounds like the driver will be cleared, it’s unknown what made the jogger think it was worth the risk to run across a highway in the early morning. Nonetheless, the driver and the family of the deceased may be wise to seek legal representation.

Source:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/01/fatal-accident-ramona-sr-67-mussey-chp/

Garbage Truck Driver Kills Two

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Garbage Truck Driver Kills Two

San Diego suffers from a dubious reputation of not being a very safe city for pedestrians. Unfortunately, it’s one the city continues to earn. This past Thursday morning, a 63-year-old man lost his life after he was struck by garbage truck. After the initial impact, the deceased was hit twice more by two other vehicles.

At this time, not much is known about the man, though it’s believed he may have been a transient. He was headed across West Camino del Rio in the Midway District close to Moore Street when the accident happened.

It was 4:46 a.m., when a Republic Services truck was heading west on Interstate 8. When the driver exited onto Rosecrans Street, it just happened to be at the same time the victim was crossing the road.

After responding to the accident, the California Highway Patrol had to close down Interstate 8 for several hours.

As we mentioned, after the initial collision, the victim fell into the second lane of traffic, where two more vehicles ran into him. He was dead before EMTs could get him to the hospital.

Authorities have not yet filed any charges and there was no word on whether or not the driver was actually to blame or if the victim was at fault because he didn’t have the right of way. We do know that an investigation is still pending. The San Diego traffic police are handling it, though California Highway Patrol is providing secondary support.

The two other drivers involved in the accident will most likely have no reason to hire legal representation. However, the driver certainly should as soon as possible, even if it turns out he had the right of way and the deceased was breaking the law. Even if the garbage company has their own lawyers, he would still do well to consult one of his own.

Source:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/30/pedestrian-hit-killed-trash-truck-rosecrans-alert/

Former Daycare Operator Charged with Baby’s Death

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Former Daycare Operator Charged with Baby’s Death

Running or working at a daycare is a lot of responsibility. People are entrusting you with the care of their most beloved and important possessions. While accidents will always happen, San Diego police believe that the death of a baby boy two years ago at a local daycare was the direct result of the actions of the man who used to run it.

Back in 2012, police were called to the 4300 block of Mount Davis Avenue at roughly 3:50 p.m. on the afternoon of May 23rd. This is where James Patrick Nemeth used to run San Diego Daycare. He was arrested just a mile away this past Friday in Clairemont.

It’s also where responding police would find the unconscious body of an 11-month-old child, Louis Michael Oliver. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but by the following morning, a doctor proclaimed him dead. Shortly thereafter, a medical examiner would add that the death was the result of a homicide. According to authorities, the young boy had been inflicted with serious injuries to the head and spine.

The Family Protection Unit of the District Attorney’s Office is now handling the investigation. No word has come out yet on what led to Nemeth’s arrest or why it took so long for charges to be filed. It will probably be some time, too, before we hear anything regarding a motive.

All we know is that two years ago, Oliver’s mother dropped him off at the daycare alert and healthy. Within a few hours, though, Christina Oliver received a text message from Nemeth, begging her to “come quickly” because the baby hadn’t woken up from his afternoon nap. Oliver’s injuries were consistent with being shaken and Nemeth already had a history of complaints that alleged he was rough with other children, including his own.

Always be thorough in your research before entrusting your child to any daycare facility. The moment you suspect something is wrong, withdraw your child and hire a lawyer if legal representation is necessary.

Sources:

http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/10/30/former-day-care-worker-arrested-in-infants-death/

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Daycare-Owner-James-Nemeth-Arrested-in-Infants-Lou-Oliver-Death-281026012.html

Driver Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run

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Driver Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run

Halloween is a holiday that can present a unique set of challenges to those who wish to partake. Every parent worries about their children trick-or-treating and the potential dangers they’ll face along the way.

Unfortunately, this Halloween, three teenagers were struck by a man in a black Honda SUV, before he fled the scene. Sadder still is that the driver, who has since been identified as Jaquinn Bell, 31, had his own children in the car as well. This is Mr. Bell’s second hit-and-run, as he had recently pled guilty to a prior offense.

The accident took place in Santa Ana, close to an elementary school. Twin sisters Lexandra and Lexi Perez and their friend, Andrea Gonzalez, all 13, were making their way across a crosswalk when they were hit by the SUV.

After the accident, Orange is believed to have fled, leaving the vehicle at a nearby parking lot and taking off with his two teenage children. He was found two days later in a nearby motel located in Stanton.

If not for witnesses who saw the whole thing, it’s difficult to say whether or not Bell would have been brought to justice. He didn’t stop, get out of the car, or try to render aid to the teenagers.

At this time, no one knows Bell’s motives for fleeing besides the obvious. Drugs and alcohol have not been mentioned as playing a role of any kind.

Unfortunately, a similar accident also took place in Irvine when a 65-year-old father was killed by a driver while he was taking his four-year-old son trick-or-treating.

Although it’s not yet known if Mr. Bell has an attorney, it’s a pretty easy recommendation to make. The crime alone is an especially heinous one, but it also doesn’t help that this is his second one. Never flee the scene of an accident; instead have the contact information for an attorney on hand.

Source:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/03/multiple-arrests-in-halloween-crash-that-killed-3/

Crane Accident Closes I-5 Down

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Crane Accident Closes I-5 Down

If you were headed north on I-5 this past Friday, chances are you ran into quite the delay. While that’s not entirely rare for the interstate, especially nearing a busy weekend (it was Halloween, after all), the fact that a crane toppled over means that every lane had to be shut down while it the situation was assessed. Being such a large vehicle also meant that the lanes couldn’t be completely reopened until after 3 a.m., more than 12 hours after the initial accident occurred.

Details are still a bit vague, but it’s believed that the crane overturned after it ran into a concrete barrier. Obviously, this would be problematic enough all on its own, to say nothing of the fact that it then fell over into traffic. However, the damage also meant that the crane lost a large volume of hydraulic fluid, which made it much more difficult for those who responded to the accident to do their job. It also ensured the roads weren’t safe even after the crane was erected and removed from the scene.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, including the driver who was in the vehicle at the time. This is incredibly lucky considering the accident took place close to where the interstate runs past Pico Avenue, a fairly busy part of the city. It also happened during rush hour traffic.

As it seems this was legitimately a fluke accident—the police haven’t mentioned charges and drugs and alcohol don’t appear to have been a factor—it doesn’t appear as though this story will go much further. However, the driver of the crane may still wish to contact an attorney. The unnamed driver could still face charges by the company he works for, looking to retrieve damages. You can bet they’re definitely going to have attorneys on their side too.

Source:

http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/10/31/i-5-lanes-reopen-13-hours-after-crane-accident-in-san-clemente/

Car Crash Leaves One Injured

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Car Crash Leaves One Injured

In the early hours of this past Monday morning, two cars slammed in to each other in Vista. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Center Drive. It was 4:55 a.m. when the call came into the authorities who immediately sent both firefighters and EMTs to the scene.

We know that at least one person was injured in the accident badly enough to need medical attention at the nearby Palomar Medical Center. She was reported to be a female and firefighters are said to have needed the Jaws of Life in order to get her free of the vehicle she was in. The extent of her injuries is not currently known, though they were described as being serious. We also don’t know if anyone else was involved and/or the vehicles that were being driven.

The police reported that one of the vehicles ran into a traffic light that was positioned in the center divider of the intersection. They did not elaborate, though, on whether or not that happened before or after the accident. Neither party has been named or charged.

Sadly, one other piece of information we do have about the accident is that it took the life of a dog. Authorities didn’t say if it belonged to one of the drivers or if it had simply been in the roadway at the time of the accident.

While the news about the dog is certainly heartbreaking, the other parties involved in the accident now need to focus on seeking out legal representation. Even if the police never bring charges of their own on anyone, that’s no reason the other parties can’t file their own lawsuits. In such a case, having a lawyer could make all the difference, either in defending one’s rights or ensuring that justice is done.

Sources:

http://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2014/11/03/two-car-crash-leaves-person-injured-dog-dead/

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/03/motorist-dog-dies-vista-crash-vehicles/

http://www.10news.com/news/dog-killed-in-vista-collision

Authorities Make Progress against Cross Country Drug Cartel

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Authorities Make Progress against Cross Country Drug Cartel

Though it spread all throughout the country, law enforcement recently claimed a victory over a drug cartel that starts right here in San Diego. According to authorities, the cartel smuggles drugs into the country through San Diego before proceeding all the way to New York and North Carolina.

14 people have already been arrested and charged with crimes that include conspiring to distribute large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl. This last drug is an opiate that has become popular as it is even more potent than morphine.

Search warrants helped federal authorities find 15 pounds of meth, 8.8 pounds of coke and 2.2 pounds of the fentanyl. While that might not seem like a lot of the opiate, law enforcement has warned that just a few grams can actually end up killing a person. It’s designed to anesthetize people who are about to have surgery or are suffering from extremely painful diseases like end-stage cancer. Unfortunately, fentanyl can be consumed through touch, which is just one more reason it often proves so deadly.

Firearms were also found along with the guns. Authorities believe the drug traffickers have ties to the infamous Sinaloa cartel. This would help explain how they were able to import their products from Mexico to San Diego. Their large network of connections would then make it easy to bring the drugs all over the country.

The majority of the traffickers are family members as well. Hugo Adalberto Adrian Ramirezc is believed to have been the patriarch of the criminal family. Authorities believe Maria Ayala, his wife, was then in charge of collecting payments through bank accounts she had in her name. The couple’s daughter, Crystal Adrian, and son, Huge Norberto-Adrian Jr., are also believed to have played important roles.

Doing or dealing narcotics is never wise. However, if you find yourself caught up in this world, make sure you have a lawyer you can trust.

Source:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/14-Charged-in-Cross-Country-Drug-Crackdown-280851792.html