Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Laguna Beach Injury Accidents 2011 and 2012

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) catalogs transport collisions that result in serious injuries or fatalities. Each push-pin represents a collection of collisions that may be inspected individually (these are sample graphics, you must access the TIMS system to activate the push-pins and background information). A record of detailed information is stored with each collision.The 2012 records are incomplete, there are more injury accidents than those shown. Click to enlarge.

Vehicle Injury Collisions 2011
Vehicle Injury Collisions 2012 (partial)

There were 143 collisions recorded for 2011, 123 in 2012 (the records for 2012 are provisional and incomplete). The records for 2013 and 2014 are in process. The background information show vehicle collisions resulting in injury with pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles even alcohol-related in tables.

143 Injury Accidents in 2011
123 Injury Accidents in 2012 (incomplete)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cyclist Killed Driver Released

Crew tows Prius that killed cyclist John Greg Colvin
Photo Credit: Orange County Register

No Arrests
No Warrants
No Citation

No Problem

Photo Credit: KTLA, Southern Counties News

"Have a Nice Day"

Story credit: Orange County Register, see story here.
Story credit: KTLA, see story here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Laguna Beach Police Department
505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Paul Workman
Chief of Police
June 18, 2014
Fatality Accident Involving a Bicyclist
At 6:56 pm last evening, Laguna Beach Police and Fire Dispatchers began receiving several “911” calls from motorists who witnessed an accident on North Coast Highway at Emerald Bay.  Some callers reported the incident as being between a white Toyota Prius and a bicyclist.
The callers said the Prius fled the scene and was northbound on Coast Highway.  It was followed by another witness who called “911” and said the vehicle stopped in the El Morro Elementary School parking lot at 8681 North Coast Highway.  The 19 year old Laguna Beach male driver was detained by arriving officers and brought to the Laguna Beach Police Department to be interviewed.  
Prior to the accident, the Prius was traveling northbound in the number two lane of North Coast Highway in the Emerald Bay area.  The bicyclist was also traveling northbound on the right side of the roadway.  For an unknown reason, the Prius struck the bicyclist.   The rider of the bicycle received major injuries and was transported to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and then transferred to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana.  Tragically, 55 year old John Greg Colvin of Laguna Beach passed away at 11:32 pm from his injuries.
The accident is under investigation and the name of the 19 year old Prius driver is not being released at this time.  He was not arrested or cited last evening.  

For further information, please contact:  Captain Jason C. Kravetz at (949) 497-0307 or via email at jkravetz@lagunabeachcity.net or Sergeant Louise Callus at (949) 464-6671 or via mail at lcallus@lagunabeachcity.net

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Keep the Date

Some important events concerning traffic and congestion in Laguna Beach: 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


30 seconds to get these bike routes no foolin'
Take the OCTA route survey and pick your favorite 3 bike-routes to the beach. OCTA is planning the future bike network of south Orange County, take their 30-second survey about bike-routes to the beach cities here.

Learn more about OCTA bikeway planning here. OCTA is asking you to help plan the bikeways of the future for Orange County. 

OCTA National Dump-the-Pump Week is June 16-20, learn more.