Car Crashes into Apartments

We arrived on the scene at around 5:40 p.m., Monday February 20th 2012 to find a silver Sedan crashed into the side of Tara Glenn Apartments in Coalinga, CA.

There were a lot of people outside standing around watching as police, fire, and emergency crews pulled the car out of the side of the building. We interviewed Officer Milligan on the scene and she told us that it was a freak accident that could have resulted from the female driver accidentally hitting the gas instead of the break and losing control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into the building. We spoke to some people at the scene that heard different rumors, from the driver having had a seizure to someone chasing her. None of these rumors are true.

After talking with the husband and son of the female driver, they also confirmed that she had lost control of the vehicle. They also said there may have been another vehicle involved. She may have lost control of her vehicle while trying to avoid an accident with another vehicle.

What caused a lady driving a sedan to suddenly jump the curb and crash into the Tara Glenn Apartments may never be known, but what we do know is that no one inside or outside the building was hurt including the driver. She was, however,  emotionally shaken but not physically harmed.

The building was closed off and the electricity was shut off for safety reasons; no one is allowed in the building at this time. The residents will be allowed back in the building after an electrician inspects the building, a support beam is fixed, and the city inspector signs off on it. According to conversation on the scene there will be security guards surrounding the area until the hole is fixed.

Residents of the affected buildings wanted to remove some articles from their apartments after it was shutdown and were denied due to safety concerns that the building has not been checked for stability and will be available as soon as the safety requirements are met.

Feel free to Contact Coalinga PD 550-935-1525 with any information about this or any other accident.

We are still awaiting the full report from the Coalinga PD. If there is any new information we will update you.


Crash in Coalinga

Around 3 P.M.,  February 7th 2012 there was a small collision between a Heavy Duty F-250 4X4 work truck and a late model Chevy.

According to witness reports on the scene, the accident resulted from an abrupt stop by someone turning into the college parking lot, which caused the Ford F-250 to also stop abruptly and the Chevy behind the F-250 to collide into the back, leaving the late model Chevy with extensive front end damage and very little damage to the F-250.  So far there have been no injuries reported.

Most of the time these accidents can be avoided by leaving more space in between you and the vehicle in front of you, especially in wet or rainy conditions.

Crash in Coalinga



Excuse the Audio as it is choppy and has alot of background noise.

Tonight Feb. 3rd 2012 there was a shooting that injured one man in Coalinga, Ca near Tyler and Sunset St. located around the alley.

At the moment the suspects are still at large. The alleged victim was identified as 29 year old male Louie Bocanegra of Coalinga who was shot one time in the groin after 6 shots were fired with small caliber weapon. Bocanegra was life flighted to Fresno where he is known to be in stable condition.

The Police have had multiple witnesses come forward.

Anyone with any details or information are to call the Coalinga Police Department at 559-935-1525

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