FOUNTAIN VALLEY (KNX 1070) — Authorities say an unlicensed driver ran a red light, colliding into a police van carrying inmates to an Orange County jail Monday.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landon Reports

The accident occurred at the intersection of Ward Street and Ellis Avenue, according to Huntington Beach Police Sgt. Guy Dove.

The police van was transporting five prisoners to the main jail in Santa Ana when a man driving a Toyota Camry plowed into the vehicle.

Police identified the man driving the Camry as Juan Ruiz, who reportedly was unlicensed.

Ruiz was not arrested but charges are pending.

The five inmates and a detention officer in the van were transported to a local hospital, along with Ruiz, and suffered minor injuries, Dove said.

Comments (23)
  1. Everyday Guy says:

    Another illegal alien. Stupid is as stupid does

    1. amazing says:

      Good Job Villaraigosa and you other ponytail liberals! I am so happy to see you still think unlicensed drivers are not a public safety hazard. Morons!

  2. Illegals says:

    Unbelievable. . An illegal aline can ran a red light, plow intoa a vehical and he will now be able to file a lawsuit against California because the other vechical was in his way. He will receive millions from California.

    And we do not arrest these people at checkpoints because they are too stuiped to get a license. I wish he would have killed the person who made the law that illegals cannot be arrested or held accountable for their actions.

    1. Whiskey…Tango…Foxtrot says:

      And guess who is paying his hospital bills and auto repair? That’s rights, the LA tax payer. Insurance companies don’t insure unlicensed drivers.

      1. Big O says:

        Hate to inform you but Infinity is one of the largest insurers for unlicensed drivers. And there are several dozen finance companies who will finance ’em with or without a valid social security number. Booyah!

      2. Whiskey…Tango…Foxtrot says:

        Do some research. Infinity has been hit with numerous “bad faith lawsuits” for breach of contract. I would hate to be in an accident with someone carrying Infinity insurance.

    2. Tami says:

      As I am against illegal immigration, you should at least use your spell check before calling some one stupid.

    3. educate your self says:

      Go Back to school You are probably a High School Drop out.
      And I’m not defending anyone, illegal Is illegal they should not be driving

      1. Tony Montana says:

        LOL, You are right about that.

  3. deanster says:

    can’t believe that the ‘illegal’ driver’s english could be any worse than the previous 2 posters. so you’re both ‘legal’ and stupid.

  4. Tracy says:

    Yep, an Illegal how surprising. But don’t impound his car..he has rights..haha. DEPORT him NOW. Vote Romney he will crack down on this mess.

  5. Darrell Nelson says:

    cant wait till they hit and kill a cop, they get more attention than the average citizen, huh deanster the molester.

  6. Jose Rodriguez says:

    He is a very disgrace to our mexican fellows!! One after another, so many mexicans committing crimes and causing lots of trouble. No good.

    1. educate your self says:

      Dude Mexico Is not The only country south of the border there is about 10+ others what do people assume Oh wait because they aren’t educated GED or Drop out
      Before you come insulting me back I do not condone what this Idiot did just saying…

  7. Doug says:

    But Jose , this is what they do for a living.

  8. Brian says:

    To bad he didn’t plow into the Mayor.

  9. Thanks moonbeam says:

    I hope they returned his car and not give him a ticket.

    You know the new law says so. Thank you moonbeam!

    Your my zero!

  10. Timothy McGarry says:

    If you went to Mexico and did this, you’d never be heard from again.

  11. Ashley says:

    hey california….hows that unlicensed drivers law working out so far?!

  12. pedro says:

    He was just a hard working immigrant. California should replace his car, so that he can go back to work. Silly Americans, you know we Mexicans know how to drive, no license needed.

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