Driver In P.G. Public Works Crash Identified

PGPW Crash Fire

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cmdr. Derrel Simpson told The Pine Cone that the body was so badly burned that dental records had to be used for identification. On Thursday morning, Simpson said the driver was identified as Joseph Braig, a 29-year-old man from Pacific Grove There was only one occupant in the vehicle, according to police, and nobody else was injured.

Driver In P.G. Public Works Crash Identified

No Cure For The Mercedes Benz 2021

If the seal posse was there Ache-Man would have thrown his body in front of the German missile to protect the seals.

A 30 year old Pacific Grove man crashed his 2008 Mercedes off 17 Mile Drive onto kelp and rocks on a beach near Cypress Point Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol public information officer Jessica Madueño. The beach is used by harbor seals for pupping each year, usually beginning in April.
Madueño said the cause of Ryan Todd’s crash remains under investigation but noted he was usinga cell phone at the time,

No Cure For The Mercedes Benz 2021

Forest Avenue Demolition Derby Day

Good thing there were no parklets in the way

The first accident happened around nine in the morning. The driver was trying to park but hit the gas instead of the break driving into Bookmark Music Store on Forest Avenue. No one was hurt but significant damage was done to the storefront. Then about an hour later — a second driver drove into the side of Mum’s Furniture Store. The shop is also in downtown Pacific Grove and it is also on Forest Avenue, just one block away from the first accident

Forest Avenue Demolition Derby

Ashley Nicole Keller Krunched The Korvette

So, what was so secret about naming the person in such a serious wreck? Is she THAT Keller?

Ashley Nicole Keller

Authorities say Ashley Nicole Keller,23, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic Feb. 6 on Ocean View Boulevard in a white Chevrolet Corvette when she lost control and struck four cars. Keller and her male passenger, who had to be extricated, were injured. Keller now faces one misdemeanor charge of reckless driving in the accident which totaled her 2014 Corvette. Four other motorists reported minor pain, police said.

“Ashley Nicole Keller did unlawfully drive a vehicle upon a street and highway in willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property,” the complaint, filed March 28 by deputy district attorney Todd Hornik, alleges.Keller, who court records show had two minor traffic offenses in 2015 and 2016, faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in
fines, if convicted. No attorney information for Keller was listed on the court’s website. The Pacific Grove Police Department refused to identify Keller, whose name was only made public when the criminal complaint was filed.

Ashley Nicole Keller Krunched The Korvette

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

Police Academy

In an initial response to the revelations, which were published in The Pine Cone Feb. 14, Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone — who was hired after most of the accidents occurred — posted a message on Facebook Feb. 20 that said there’s nothing wrong with the department’s practices. According to a Monterey resident who saw the story but did not want her name used in this story, a PGPD supervisor told her some of the department’s officers are not trained to investigate vehicle accidents.
In response to that claim, police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis told The Pine Cone that, while sworn officers who graduated from California police academies were formerly required to undergo additional training to investigate traffic collisions, the requirement no longer exists.

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

Just like parking all day downtown.
Parking Victorian Corner Cars

 – In January 2019, a 68-year-old woman ran through a stop sign on Laurel Avenue, struck a father and his two children who were in a pickup truck headed down Forest Avenue, and then crashed her  Lexus into the front of Pacific Grove Hardware. Although the woman caused more than $10,000 dollars in property damage, and numerous firefighters and police officers had to respond to the crash, Pacific Grove Police told The Pine Cone at the time that they did not cite her.
–  In March 2018 at about 1:45 a.m., a man on Short Street was driving a Toyota pickup truck when he slammed into a driver in a Volkswagen sedan traveling on Cedar. Though the police said the Toyota driver was at fault in the accident, which wrecked the VW but didn’t injure anyone, police did not issue him a citation.
–  In January 2018, a Pacific Grove man driving a GMC Sierra truck crashed  into four parked vehicles on the 700 block of Lighthouse Avenue, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Though the driver told police he was reaching for a beverage when he swerved into the cars, police did not give him a ticket.
– In November 2019, a 15-year-old girl was walking in the crosswalk at Sunset and 19th and was struck by a car whose female driver didn’t see her. She was injured and treated at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. The driver was not given a ticket.
– In January, a male motorist struck a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle in the crosswalk of Sunset and 19th. Pacific Grove police did not cite the driver for hitting the teen, who suffered minor injuries.
– In October 2019, a woman driving an older sedan plowed through a fence and three retaining walls at Lovers Point. She was not ticketed, either, police said, after attributing the incident to “mechanical failure.”

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

Driver Dives Off Wharf

Or Diver Drives off wharf. Not sure what KSBW is reporting. Was it Fisherman’s Wharf or Wharf #2?

UBoat Commander

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. near the end of Fisherman’s Wharf #2. All three people were pulled out of the water with a firetruck ladder.

Two people were sent to a nearby hospital with minor injuries related to being in the cold water, according to Monterey fire officials.

Driver Dives Off Wharf

East Bound And A Pole’s Down

Semi carrying cars to an event made the wrong turn there, 10-4

A big rig car carrier was making the turn at Lighthouse Ave. and Eardley Ave. in Pacific Grove when it struck a power pole. There was no damage to the truck, but there was significant damage to the base of the power pole which was leaning precariously over the street.

East Bound And A Pole’s Down

Top Gun Mazda Takes Out Sacramento Formation

Well that ought to keep the Sacramento tourists away. Pictures at KSBW.

Drivers involved in the 11 a.m. wreck said they were part of a sports car club from Sacramento. The group was on their way to cruise 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach when they decided to pull over in Pacific Grove by the ocean and take photographs.

As they were turning back onto Ocean View Boulevard, an approaching black Mazda convertible crashed into at least two of the group’s cars, club members said.

The Mazda’s personalized license plate frame read, “I’M NOT DRIVING FAST, I’M FLYING LOW.”

Top Gun Mazda Takes Out Sacramento Formation

Crash On 68, Get To Da Choppa!

Get To Da Choppa

A 51-year-old Pacific Grove man received major injuries after he lost control of his 2004 Ford Taurus and crashed into two trees on Highway 68 about 5:50 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver was flown to San Jose Regional Medical Center.

Less than a mile away from CHOMP and the guy is airlifted to San Jose? And insurance cost goes up again.

Crash On 68, Get To Da Choppa!