News Story


Ojai/ Hit & Run traffic accident with minor injury
10/8/2011 9:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Hit & Run traffic accident with minor injury

Report Number:



North Ventura Ave @ Hermosa Road / Villanova Road

Date & Time:

10/07/11  @  6:50 AM

Unit Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office ' Ojai Patrol Station

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(P-1)  Male Adult Driver

(P-2)  Female Adult Driver






On 10/07/11 at approximately 6:50 AM, a female driver in a red Kia sedan was driving southbound on North Ventura Avenue, when she was struck from behind by a small blue Honda SUV being driven by a male.  The male failed to stop for the accident, and then continued driving southbound on North Ventura Avenue.  As he drove through the Villanova Curve, he lost control of his vehicle, went off onto the south shoulder of the roadway and drove through a recently planted landscaped area.  His Honda SUV continued through the landscaped area, eventually striking a tree, which caused his vehicle to roll over.


Deputies arrived on scene, and discovered that the male was suffering from complaints of pain due to the collision.  He was eventually transported to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital for examination.

The female driver also had complaints of pain and went to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital for examination as well.  Both vehicles suffered major damage. The male was cited and released for 20001(a) VC / Hit-n-Run with injury and the investigation is continuing. 


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Ruby

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Balcom / Sr. Dep. Popp     805 / 646-1414

Approved by:

Captain Paul Higgason