Car Accident Causes Power Outage

4 Injured After Car Crash Following Police Chase in North Philly

A portion of the city of Erie was left in the dark after hundreds of Penelec customers lost power this evening. The outage happening just after 6:30 p.m. Penelec officials said a car struck a pole near Greengarden Boulevard in Erie causing the outage. Customers living from West 25th Street south to West 38th Street, from Raspberry Street west to Elmwood Avenue were affected. They say roughly 200 customers are still without power. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash

By Matt Rivers PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Four people were injured after a police chase ended with a chain reaction car crash Saturday afternoon in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia. The incident began around noon when police stopped to talk to a driver blocking an intersection. The suspect drove off and police followed. During the chase, the 39-year-old suspect reportedly threw a baggy out the window, which officers retrieved and say contained drugs inside. Moments later, the suspect crashed into a car making a U-turn at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and B Street. Both vehicles flew in different directions and hit several parked cars. One of the cars hit a woman unloading her car near the sidewalk. She suffered a broken leg. Three other people, including the suspect, were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. The suspect is currently in police custody. The incident remains under investigation.
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Wayne man killed in morning car crash on Rt. 80 in Totowa, authorities say

The scene of a fatal car crash on Route 80 in Totowa Saturday morning.

Bill Bustos of the LAPD’s West Valley station. Grace was killed when her Saturn was crushed into four other vehicles in front of her. A fifth car next to her was sideswiped. In total, seven vehicles were involved in the incident, Bustos said. But the vehicle that received most of the damage was the Saturn, Bustos said. This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos.
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Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

80 in Totowa, authorities say Saturday, December 21, 2013 Last updated: Saturday December 21, 2013, 3:55 PM A 31-year-old Wayne man was killed on Route 80 in Totowa on Saturday morning after he was ejected from his car and struck by another vehicle, according to the New Jersey State Police. STAFF PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LARA The scene of a fatal car crash on Route 80 in Totowa Saturday morning. Cesar Castello III was driving a 1996 Toyota westbound on the highway just after 7 a.m. when he lost control, spun around, went across several lanes and struck the center median. He was ejected from the vehicle and struck by a 2012 Mini-Cooper being driven by Lisa Freglette in the left center lane, said Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. After striking the barrier, Castellos Toyota went back across the roadway and hit a 2011 Toyota Highlander that was driven by Shirnette Thomas. Grossman said Castello was pronounced dead at the scene. Freglette complained of pain, but declined medical attention, he said. No other injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation. No charges have been issued. The right three lanes of Route 80 West were closed for roughly three hours, he said.
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Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races this year. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have calculated a range of the speed at which they think the car was traveling, but they won’t firm up that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month in the hope of extracting information from onboard data collectors. The official would not disclose the current speed estimate. It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer, chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists. The sheriff’s office has said speed was a factor in the one-car crash in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add. Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact. Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsche’s help to retrieve the data.
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Driver hurt in car accident in Quezon Ave. Posted at 12/22/2013 1:26 PM | Updated as of 12/22/2013 1:26 PM MANILA A female driver was injured after her car crashed into a part of the GA Tower condominium in Quezon Avenue and tumbled over on Sunday morning. The driver, who was later identified as Maria Elizabeth Aragon, sustained hand wounds as a result of the shattered windows of her Honda Jazz. Aragon allegedly came from a party as her car contained a basket full of presents. According to Metro Manila Development Authority traffic enforcers, Aragon was alone when they responded to her. She was not able to get out of her car by herself due to its state. Witnesses speculated that the accident might have occurred because of the drivers inability to steer her car at the right time. Aragon, however, declined to give a statement. — Report from Dexter Ganibe, Radyo Patrol 45
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