Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass
He was identified as a 23-year-old man from San Bernardino. A female and a pregnant woman, both 19, were trapped inside the car. The pregnant woman was airlifted to the hospital, but suffered extensive injuries including the loss of her unborn child. The other female did not suffer any substantial injuries. “It sounded like something was scraping at the back door, and it went on for a little while, uh, so I got up and walked around the house,” said neighbor Brian Bouskill. “I looked outside and I didn’t see anything because I didn’t look up the hill. When I went back to bed, my wife woke up and she looked outside and saw the car on the side of the hill.” The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the accident. Neighbors say they heard cars racing and wonder if that could have been a factor in the crash. Investigators say there was evidence at the scene that indicates most of the occupants in the car were under the influence of alcohol at the time. Anyone with information regarding the incident was urged to contact San Bernardino police Officer E. Thomas at (909) 384-5791.
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Four-car chain reaction accident shuts down Marin Boulevard near Holland Tunnel
THANKS A LOT, AMANDA. MEANWHILE, A WOMAN SURVIVES ONE CRASH BUT THEN WAS HIT AND KILLED BY ANOTHER CAR WHILE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREEWAY. “LOCAL 2’s” COURTNEY GILMORE HAS DETAILS ABOUT THIS HORRIFIC CRASH. Reporter: EVEN THOUGH THE SCENE HAS CLEARED, DETECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THIS DEADLY CRASH. THERE IS NOT ONLY ONE BUT TWO ACCIDENTS THAT OCCURRED RIGHT HERE OFF 610 THE NORTH LOOP AND THE 45 SPLIT. DETECTIVES BELIEVE A COMBINATION OF THE EARLY MORNING WET ROADS AND ALCOHOL MAY HAVE LED TO A FATAL CRASH ON THE 610 NORTH LOOP. POLICE BLOCKED THE WESTBOUND LANES LEADING UP TO THE 45 NORTH FREEWAY SPLIT FOR HOURS INVESTIGATING NOT ONE BUT TWO CAR CRASHES. THE FIRST TOOK PLACE AT 2:20 THIS MORNING, WHILE A WOMAN WAS DRIVING, THIS DARK COLORED FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. VEHICLE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON THE 610 LOOP AND LOST CONTROL, STRIKING THE WALL. Reporter: THAT FIRST ACCIDENT SET OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE WOMAN’S DEATH. WE HAVE AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS WHO STOPPED TO HELP THE INITIAL-CAR ACCIDENT AND THE DRIVER OF THAT VEHICLE GOT OUT AND APPARENTLY WAS WALKING IN THE FREEWAY. Reporter: POLICE TELL US THE WITNESS TRIED TO CONVINCE THE WOMAN TO GET BACK INTO HER CAR, BUT OFFICERS SAY SHE REFUSED.
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He said an unidentified 32-year-old passenger in Abdurrahe’s car fractured his right leg. Abdurrahe was also taken to Jersey City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Pentangelo said. Chris Yglesias, 30, of Jersey City was going to Hoboken to visit a friend when a green Honda with “loud mufflers” grazed the right side of his car and sped off towards 13th Street. “My car was hit on the right side,” said Ygliesias. “The side view mirror was knocked out and there’s a scratch from the back panel to the front. He must of been going over 40 m.p.h.” Near 13th Street on Marin Boulevard standing a few feet away from the wreckage, Gary Wilson of North Bergen was in disbelief and in pain as he and his girlfriend, Tara Steward, were in the SUV that was struck from the rear and careened into Mecca Trucking, located at 580 Marin Blvd. Stewart and Wilson were coming back from shopping at Newport Mall. “We were in the car listening to our music when all of a sudden we heard, ‘boom,'” said Stewart. “We were stopped at the (red) light when the car came out of nowhere and hit multiple cars,” said Wilson. Yglesias said all he remembers hearing was the muffler of the vehicle that struck his car. “I got lucky or maybe unlucky,” said Yglesias. “Maybe if the car had hit me harder there wouldn’t have been that big of an accident.” Kaled Awad, 39, of Jersey City was on his way to pick up his wife and newborn from the hospital when he heard screeches.
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Nine die in Gombe auto crash
The accident on SR 18, near CR 34, claimed the life of Garrett Holmes, 16, of Bellevue. Sgt. Eric Short of State Highway Patrol said Holmes was driving a 2001 Ford westbound on SR 18. The vehicle drove off the left side of the road, went through a ditch and struck a barn and decorative landscape rocks. The vehicle went airborne and struck a tree, Short said. Article Photos PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Rescue personnel work at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on SR 18, near CR 34, Sunday. Holmes was pronounced deceased at the scene, he said. Short said the passenger, Dakota Schaffer, 17, of Bellevue, sustained “very serious” injuries. He first was taken to The Bellevue Hospital and then was taken by ground ambulance to University of Toledo Medical Center, he said. Life Flight was unable to fly Sunday night due to low cloud cover, he said. Short said he did not know what caused Holmes to lose control, and he did not know whether the boys were wearing seatbelts. He said it was possible that speed was a factor in the crash. A reconstruction team is to investigate the crash further. Short said the boys were traveling to Holmes’ house and were about two-tenths of a mile from it.
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Car crashes into canal in Bloxwich
A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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Woman survives car crash, dies in second accident moments later
The Sector Commander in Gombe state, Mr Kuteb Galadima, told newsmen in Gombe that the accidents occurred on Dec. 22 and early hours of Monday. He said the first accident on Dec. 22 involved a Toyota Starlet and Water tanker at 7.00 p.m. on Gombe bye-pass. He said the starlet stopped at a police check point when a water tanker lost control and crushed it, killing all the four passengers in the car and a police man checking the vehicle. Galadima said the second accident occurred in Shongo Idrissa area of Gombe on Gombe-Bauchi road on Monday and involved a Toyota corolla and Peugeot cars. He said the other accident was caused by wrong over taking which led to the death of four of nine passengers on board the two cars.
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Car crashes into tree, killing 1
Fire crews from Aldridge and Bloxwich were called to the scene at about 10.20am yesterday but as the water was so murky they could not see whether anyone was in the vehicle so a firefighter dived in to check. However the freezing temperatures meant he would only stay in the canal for a few minutes, so a water rescue team from the fire services Perry Barr station was drafted in. Paramedics and the air ambulance were also called, while the West Midlands Police helicopter was on standby in case an infra red search was needed. Fire crews managed to winch part of the vehicle out of the water and confirmed no-one was inside. The canal bed was then searched in case anyone had fallen out. Within about an hour the search was called off as the emergency services were satisfied nobody was in the canal. The car had been driven about 100 yards down a track to the canal off Sneyd Lane. Watch commander Steve Palmer, of Aldridge Fire Station, said: When we got the call we were told there were bubbles coming to the surface, so it had only just gone in the water. The water rescue team managed to break one of the cars windows but they still couldnt see if there was anyone there.
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