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2 More Accidents Near Hit and Run Crash Site

The area where Carlos Salas, 20, was killed on Friday has become a busy area where people are gathered, according to authorities.

Authorities report two more accidents occurred on Monday afternoon near the crash site at Marina Hills and Golden Lantern, where Carlos Salas was killed.

An alleged hit and run driver in a 1998 black Nissan Maxima is said to have possibly hit and dragged Salas around 3:48 a.m., according to police.

Gail Krause, spokesperson for Orange County Sheriff's Department, said police are still searching for the driver of the car found about one quarter of a mile from the scene.

Salas later died of injuries at a local hospital, according to authorities. There was a skateboard found near the scene. 

On Monday, at 2 p.m. a car ran a red light and crashed into an OCTA bus that holds seats for 16 passengers. 

"A driver struck the rear tire of the bus, there were no passengers in the bus," said Gail Krause, spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. "The car was headed eastbound on Marina Hills, and was possibly distracted by what has become a busy area."

The other incident happened shortly after 4 p.m., when a woman stepped off the curb during a "no walk" time into the crosswalk, Krause said.

"She had minor injuries to her face and was transported to a local hospital," Krause said. "Again, someone might have been distracted because of the activity in the area and people aren't paying attention."

While safety is an issue Krause said, and deputies are patrolling the area, she said it is up to the city to decide when the vigil must end.

"It is up to the council to decide what they want to do," she said. "We have had several call-outs the area in the past few days."

Tony Maurillo September 11, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Some are quick to blame the vigil holders for the recent accidents. When we are given the privilege to operate a motor vehicle, it is assumed you will give it your full attention in spite of the many distractions we face. Blaming a group of grieving donation collectors for the carelessness of others is atypical of the irresponsible characters amongst us. If its too difficult, walk or take the bus.
Jennifer Levine September 11, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Tony... while you make an excellent point regarding the operation of motor vehicles, sadly it is not realistic. I think it is time for the people to move on as well. If they want to collect money on the corner then they should get an event permit and pay for traffic control out of revenues earned.
La la September 11, 2012 at 08:44 PM
All of you except Mr. Maurillo are looking for reasons to get everyone out because your worried about the appearance of your picture perfect suburbia. You all make me sick. The salas family needs as much financial help as possible. It's not like they're all out there for their health. Maybe if the drivers weren't so careless in this city there wouldn't be any accidents. They aren't hurting anyone. If there's someone who is too distracted by a vigil on the side of the road they shouldn't be operating a motor vehicle. And in regards to the woman who fell off the curb, (not hit by a car), is fine. You all need to find your inner spirituality or something because at this rate your karma is looking terrible people. They won't be out there much longer.
La la September 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?!?!
La la September 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Occupy?!?!! It has nothing to do with that movement you are IGNORANT
La la September 11, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Shirley all you care about is your precious street corner at a time like this? Seriously? So cold. :(
Pam September 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I sure hope that money is making it to the family. It looks like a party out there, not a vigil
Shirley September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
La La, fortunately it's not MY street corner & I'm even happier I don't live near there. Also not IGNORANT La La, these people remind me of "OCCUPY"! So sweetheart you keep your blinders on...It will soon all come down.
lovejessica September 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Why dont you take the idiot drivers off the street?!
Heather Canfora September 12, 2012 at 12:45 AM
I am discusted by all you people who have negative things to say about this tradgedy, the family, or the vigil. Let these people do what they need to do, let them be! I'm so Appalled by all of you. I pray that god shows you more compassion when it's your time to go, then what you have displayed here.
In Memory of Carlos Salas September 12, 2012 at 01:39 AM
I agree, Heather. I suppose that it is easy to critize... much easier than to do something good! Don't critize the kids! You were young too, or have you forgotten! These young people have lost one of their good friends. They are doing what they can to make sense of a tragedy. If you want to participate, stop by and give them $1 or 2 (or more if you can); or participate by driving safely, slower and don't let yourself be easily distracted. Be accountable for yourself and do not expect others to live by your rules and your rules only. This is too short-sided.
Pat September 12, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Where is the money going? Is it going to the "party" or the family? Is there a fund set up? What is that info?
Pat September 12, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I have driven by on a few occasions wanting to help in any way. First day someone had a liter of coke and booze drinking in his lawn chair. Next time I drove by, cops were there questioning someone. Last few times have been in the morning and people were passed out with trash all over the place. Music blasting. Vigil?????
Jon Hone September 12, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Who cares how long they want to stay there, just enjoy your own life.
Jon Hone September 12, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Memorial's are all over the city, Niguel Rd @ Marina Hills for the 16 year old girl, Del Avion for an 18 year old and Paso De Colins for another young man, Golden Lantern for a lady killed in the crosswalk by the bank, Quit complaining and give help to the suffering families.
Mike September 12, 2012 at 05:48 AM
This is a dangerous corner. 50 mph speed limit on one side of the street and many speeders coming down the hill. The vigil is a wonderful thing, but if the distraction becomes too great and causes another death then the vigil is in vain. I would challenge the family to find another way to honor him that doesn't put others at risk. I could care less about how the corner looks, but my wife and kids drive through the intersection 4 times a day. Their safety is most important. Moving the vigil across the street onto the Starbucks patio would be much less distracting to the speeding drivers. This is not insensitive it is sensible and selfless to prevent another family mourning at the same bad intersection.
Shirley September 12, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Hum...which bank do I go to to make a deposit?
Shirley September 12, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Glad you asked Pat, I'm trying to find out also.
Shirley September 12, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Seriously no vigil & we know it. I want to know which bank to go to to donate
Shirley September 12, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Jon, I'm trying to find out which bank to go to to donate.
Linda September 12, 2012 at 02:57 PM
You evidently haven't seen the anguish on those kids faces. I have, and there was no party going on. These kids lost a close friend and were only trying to help the family. Dumbass...
Tony Maurillo September 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Shirley.... You watched the news one week and now any gathering anywhere is the buzzword "OCCUPY". Looking to donate? Realllly? Take your anger issues elsewhere.
La la September 12, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Shirley honestly keep your money we don't want money from an uncaring and unsympathetic individual whose only care is landscape. Save yourself the time. We've raised enough money from people who actually care
La la September 12, 2012 at 08:41 PM
And if you're too judgmental to give it to the people who were collecting then we really don't want it. Go stick your check where the sun don't shine
Shirley September 13, 2012 at 05:17 AM
The intelligence level here is just off the chart!
Stefanie Fryover September 13, 2012 at 06:40 AM
I'm so sad that a young life was taken. How someone can hit a person and not stop is beyond me. I hope they are caught and brought to justice for their crime. My heart goes out to those left behind. This young man was obviously loved.
La la September 13, 2012 at 05:29 PM
yes it is. i'm a smart, intelligent young woman going places. I'm a sophomore at a 4 year university with a 4.0 . This has nothing to do with intelligence. You're heartless and fake. I'm just pointing that out. seriously. keep your damn money.
La la September 13, 2012 at 05:30 PM
HAHAHAH thanks tony you rock.
Taylor September 15, 2012 at 02:40 PM
it is horrible that the boys life was taken it was my bbfs brother and i love her like sister and to loose anyone in the first place is super sad i cryed and prayed for 3 days and i didnt even know him so why dont all of u shut up and think would god want me kicking people off the corner cause that were there friend,brother, boyfriend died no that horrible so get a heart and pray everyday for that family.
Taylor <3 September 15, 2012 at 02:42 PM
it is horrible that the boys life was taken it was my bbfs brother and i love her like sister and to loose anyone in the first place is super sad i cryed and prayed for 3 days and i didnt even know him so why dont all of u shut up and think would god want me kicking people off the corner cause that were there friend,brother, boyfriend died no that horrible so get a heart and pray everyday for that family.

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